Councilman Ricardo D. Mourato

86 Beverly Rd.
Riverside, RI 02916

Councilman Ricardo Mourato has been a proud resident of the Rhode Island community for more than 47 years. Mourato has 23 years in law enforcement and began his career at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls.

He has served on the Bristol Police Department, for the last 20 years, currently serving as Sergeant, where he oversees planning, training, recruitment and implementing policy. He also serves as Bristol Police Dept.'s accreditation manager, state accreditation assessor and was recently awarded the 2020 "Accreditation Manager of the Year" for Rhode Island. Mourato, a FBI-trained hostage negotiator, is currently president of IBPO Local Union 304.

In addition to his work with the Bristol Police Dept., Mourato is a licensed real estate agent and "Multi-Million Dollar Producer" with Greco Realty in Cranston. He has restored numerous homes in East Providence.

In his spare time, Councilman Mourato volunteers throughout the community. In fact, Mourato led the design and construction of the Sabin Point Reflection Garden project and is focused on sustainable development within our City. He is especially passionate about public safety, having led the Lock Box Program in Rhode Island, benefitting more than 400 seniors and disabled community members during emergency situations.

Mourato believes in being a voice for the people and ensuring they are a true part of the democratic and legislative process. This is his first term serving Ward 4.

Mourato is a strong advocate against domestic violence and serves as a board member of the Blackstone Advocacy Center, which provides resources and shelter for victims of domestic violence, including LGBTQ+ community. He is a board member of Amigos de Rabo de Peixe-USA, Inc. and is an active member of the Santa Maria Club and a parishioner at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Providence.  

Ricardo, who is bilingual in English and Portuguese, lives in Riverside with his wife, Gigi Mourato of 29 years and his dog, Elvis. They have two adult children, one grandchild and many relatives who live throughout East Providence. 

After attending Central High School in Providence, Mourato attended both CCRI and Roger Williams University.