Mayor Elorza names Asen as Director of Partnerships and Intergovernmental Affairs

Mayor Elorza Names Peter Asen to Serve as Director of Partnerships and Intergovernmental Affairs

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza Friday announced Peter Asen will serve as Director of Partnerships and Intergovernmental Affairs for the City of Providence.

“Peter has continuously proven his dedication to Providence in the various positions he has fulfilled during his time with the City,” said Jorge Elorza. “I’m excited to continue working with him in his new role and look forward to growing relationships with stakeholders, partners and other elected officials through his work.”

Asen currently serves as the Director of Partnership and Development, where he works to cultivate relationships with community partners to develop, fund, and implement programs and projects that support priority initiatives.

Asen previously served as the Director of Healthy Communities Office where he oversaw the crafting and support of healthy living policies, activities and funding initiatives. He also served as the city liaison to the Substance Abuse Prevention Council and Healthy Communities Advisory Council. Notably, he led the transition of the Substance Abuse Prevention Office to establish the Healthy Communities Office. 

He received his Bachelors of Arts from Brown University and a Master’s of Science degree in Labor Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Before working for the City, Asen served as the Senior Policy Analyst for the Rhode Island House of Representatives where he focused on health care and social service policy research and development. 

As Director of Partnerships and Intergovernmental Affairs, Asen will work closely with the Chief Policy Officer to coordinate the city's work with the City Council, General Assembly, Federal delegation and other state and federal government offices. His will continue to focus on efforts to coordinate grant funding requests from across city government to state and federal agencies as well as nonprofit and corporate philanthropies. 

(release from City of Providence)