Matt Jerzyk, drector of policy, municipal affairs and senior counsel to Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, has accepted an assignment as deputy city solicitor, RIPR has learned.
A graduate of Brown University and Roger Williams University Law School, Jerzyk was an early member of the Taveras team at City Hall and has built a reputation as a skilled behind the scenes operative. He was involved in pushing for the unanimous passage of three city budgets over the last two years, changes to the I-195 bill last year, and millions in legislation for the City of Providence.
As someone who first gained attention while establishing the Rhode Island’s Future blog, Jerzyk worked prior to joining the Taveras administration at Motley Rice and DeLuca & Weizenbaum.
City Solicitor Jeffrey Padwa calls Jerzyk ”a valuable addition to the dynamic and committed team of professionals that work hard to serve the interests of the people of Providence every day.”
Taveras says, “I am grateful for Matthew’s service on my senior staff and am confident that he will continue to represent the City with integrity and intelligence. Matthew is a talented attorney who had put his successful legal career on hold to help move our great city forward. His dedication and experience will be a valuable addition to the Law Department.”