Mayor Elorza nominates Heather Kilkenny as License Administrator

Mayor Elorza Nominates Heather Kilkenny as License Administrator

Nomination Pending Council Approval   

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Friday announced the nomination of Heather Kilkenny as License Administrator/Registrar of Vital Statistics. Kilkenny’s nomination must be approved by members of the City Council before she takes on the role.

"Heather has an exemplary track record throughout her years of service to the city," said Mayor Elorza. "I know that her experience at City Hall will allow her to lead the licensing office efficiently while providing residents and businesses the high quality service they deserve."

Kilkenny has served as the Confidential Assistant to the Human Resources Director for the City of Providence since October 2014. Throughout her tenure, Heather has overseen and managed the production of a variety of confidential materials while maintaining filing and records systems. As part of her position she also assisted in the crafting of policies for workplace expectations and guidelines.

Prior to her employment with the City, she served as a Legislative Aide for the Rhode Island House of Representatives. Kilkenny also worked as a Public Health Interventionist and Transitional Housing Manager for United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania. She holds a Bachelor and a Master of Social Work from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where she used to own and operate a restaurant.

In her dual role, Kilkenny will be the department head and will manage daily operations in the Office of the Board of Licenses. Other duties include ensuring that license application procedures maintain compliance with applicable laws, coordinating the operation of the Office of the Board of Licenses with other city departments, and preparing the Board for matters which may appear on the agenda. The administrator is also responsible for the oversight and management of all records of births, deaths, and marriages occurring in the City.

(release from city of Providence) 

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