Nicole Pollock, Chairperson
Nicole Pollock is a leader in the field of government innovation with experience in state, city, and non-profit organizational leadership. As the Chief of Staff to Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Pollock ensures the advancement of key Mayoral initiatives and oversees the day-to-day operations of City offices and programs. In this capacity, she has led, with the support of a dynamic team, significant shifts in the programming and focus of the City’s neighborhood development programs, strategic partnership development in support of reducing long-term deficits within the City budget and the creation of outcomes-based routines within all City Departments. Pollock has also served as the Chief Policy Officer and Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Providence; advancing innovative education, economic development, and neighborhood-based policies, streamlining the delivery of city services, and enhancing citizen engagement.