We are going to see some new faces in state and city government come the first of the year.
In Providence, the Mayor Elect, Brett Smiley announced Police Chief Hugh Clements and Commissioner Steve Pare will be stepping down. Clements will stay on to help with the transition. Pare will retire from the force January 2nd to pursue what he says is a very exciting opportunity.
In addition, Assistant Fire Chief Derek Silva, a sixteen-year veteran of the department has been tapped as the new chief.
The post had been vacant for several years.
Meantime, there is also a change in department heads on the state level.
Governor Dan McKee says the Department of Corrections Director Patricia Coyne Fague will retire from state government in January.
She will leave January 13th. She says she believes the department is headed in the right direction.
(Photo Credit: Mayor Elect Brett Smiley)