State & City Government Relations

Brown, Providence & Rhode Island

Brown University is a strong partner with the Providence community and the State of Rhode Island. As a nonprofit institution, we provide educational opportunities, advance research, and spur innovation—all crucial to the strength of our city and state. Brown makes significant economic, educational, social, and cultural contributions as well.

Mayor Angel Taveras, Gov. Lincoln Chafee, and Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed at the grand opening of Alpert Medical School. Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown UniversityMayor Angel Taveras, Gov. Lincoln Chafee, and Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed at the grand opening of Alpert Medical School. Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown UniversityOur office represents the University at the State House and City Hall and serves as a point of contact at Brown for state and local elected officials. Send us an email.