Mayor James Diossa
NLC Rhode Island '12 Alumnus
Mayor, Central Falls, RI
Respond, Rebuild, Rebound: Communities in a COVID Era
Mayor James A. Diossa was born and raised in Central Falls of immigrant parents from Colombia. Concerned by the direction his city was heading in, due to in part by the fact that many young people were leaving the city in search of better opportunities elsewhere, James decided to get involved in the wellbeing of the city. He was elected Mayor of Central Falls in 2012. He believes that the five targets of priority in the city are education, public safety, financial stability, cleanliness, and governmental transparency. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer.