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Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea's Transition Committee Releases Report

Today, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea's Transition Committee released its report, "Restart Rhode Island." The Committee, chaired by Arianne Corrente and consisting of 12 prominent business, civic and non-profit leaders from across Rhode Island, has outlined 20 key recommendations designed to re-ignite, re-think and re-energize the relationship between Rhode Islanders and their government.

"We are confident that these recommendations can help spur a new era of civic engagement, increase trust and economic activity while boosting Rhode Islanders' sense of pride," Committee Chair Arianne Corrente said. "Secretary Gorbea brings a new leadership style and level of energy that will bring out the best in Rhode Island."

"I admire the Transition Committee members' commitment to collaborating with government and their recommendations to build a stronger community from the ground up," Secretary Gorbea said. "We need to encourage more involvement and collaboration between government and Rhode Islanders to solve the biggest challenges facing our state."

The report outlines multiple recommendations for the Department of State's five divisions: Public Information, Elections and Civics, Business Services, State Archives and the State Library. Each recommendation revolves around a common goal: to develop a stronger connection between Rhode Islanders and their government.

The transition committee included: Arianne Corrente - Chair, John J. Bevilacqua, Bill Foulkes, Diane Lynch, Greg Mancini, John Marion, Patricia Martínez, Angela Romans, Pablo Rodríguez, MD, Jody Sullivan, Anne Szostak and Jim Vincent.

The complete report is available online at:

Media Contact: Gonzalo Cuervo

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  • Release date: 02-26-2015

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