Alba seeks re-election to Town Council

Alba seeks re-election to Town Council

SMITHFIELD–Three-time Councilwoman Suzy Alba, a Democrat, announced she will be running for another term on the Town Council.

Alba helped create and implement a leadership program for Smithfield High School girls, now in its third year, hosted the town’s first Woman’s History Month event in March, and was a key player in forming a compensation agreement with Bryant University to pay the town quarterly for costs incurred for providing police, fire and rescue services on campus.

“I am proud to live and raise my family here, and I would welcome the opportunity to continue my work and advocacy on behalf of all of our residents and families,” she said.

She also worked to institute full-day kindergarten, among other educational enhancements while serving on the Smithfield Public Schools Citizens Advisory Group.

Since first elected in 2012, Alba focused on key issues promoting open, honest and ethical government practices, investing in public education, and promoting economic growth initiatives. Alba also donated her $4,000 council stipend to community initiatives and local nonprofits.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the town of Smithfield,” Alba said.

Alba served as liaison to the Elementary Reconfiguration Committee, the Affordable Housing Advisory Board, and the ad hoc committee working the past several year to create a dog park.

“Now that I am a mother, I am even more committed to ensuring that Smithfield remains one of the best and safest communities to live in Rhode Island, and that our town services, schools, recreation, senior services, and public safety are second to none.”