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Warwick Treasurer Taking Coventry Job, Will Stay Through Budget Presentation

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Warwick Treasurer taking Coventry Job. [CREDIT: Courtesy Photo] Brian M. Silvia, City Treasurer for Warwick, will take a job in Coventry after the 2018 budget is presented.
[CREDIT: Courtesy Photo] Brian M. Silvia, City Treasurer for Warwick, will take a job in Coventry after the 2018 budget is presented.

WARWICK, RI – City Treasurer Brian Silvia will step down after the 2018 budget is presented to accept the role of Finance Director in Coventry, Acting Mayor Joseph Solomon announced Wednesday.

Silvia, who has been with the City since December of 2016, will stay on as Treasurer through the duration of the budget process, and will help facilitate the presentation of the prior administration’s proposed FY19 budget, Solomon said.

 “It is never easy to see an employee as dedicated as Brian leave,” Solomon said. “But, it is my understanding Brian has been looking for new professional challenges and opportunities for quite some time. I wish him nothing but the best when he starts his new position, and I look forward to his continued support as we begin budget hearings next week. He, along with my Administration, will continue to work together in the best interest of the taxpayers.”

Silvia was appointed in 2016 by Mayor Scott Avedisian. Silvia had previously worked as Cumberland  Finance Director, and been a former auditor for Warwick as well as a past Finance Director for North Smithfield and West Warwick.

 “I thank Mayor Solomon for his understanding and encouragement since speaking to him about my decision to take on this new role; however, I remain committed to making the budget process run as smoothly as possible. While leaving is bittersweet, I will always be grateful for the opportunity to work with the talented and dedicated employees here in Warwick.”

Solomon has participated in the municipal budget process on the legislative side for the last 18 years, eight of which as Council President. He said the budget will continue to be presented in a transparent way with comments and concerns from taxpayers being of the upmost importance. 

Budget hearings will begin Tuesday, May 29th at 5 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 3275 Post Road.

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