Press Release: Mayor appoints new DPW director

February 18, 2021

Office of the Mayor
Patricia Resende
(401) 529-3207

Mayor DaSilva appoints new DPW director

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Bob DaSilva has appointed a new member to his staff.

DaSilva has named Daniel V. Borges as the City of East Providence Department of Public Works director.

Borges, an East Providence resident, will oversee a number of divisions under DPW including, highway, building, central garage, public buildings, refuse and recycling, engineering, water, wastewater and parks. Borges will report directly to Mayor DaSilva.

“Mr. Borges’ leadership, knowledge and expertise in water and wastewater systems, along with his experience working as a team player and with the public will play a significant role in his position as the City’s DPW director,” Mayor DaSilva said. “Borges experience in working with many different municipalities, vendors and contractors will help accelerate our City’s focus on public works forward.”

Prior to joining the city of East Providence, Borges was an environmental project engineer at CDM Smith in Providence, RI. During his eight -year tenure at CDM, Borges was involved with a number of projects including: sewer and water main designs, wastewater treatment facility upgrades, wastewater system modeling, sewer system capacity analysis, city-wide sewer flow metering programs and more.

Before being named environmental engineer, Borges spent a year working as field engineer and project engineer at Daniel O’Connell’ Sons Inc. in East Providence.
Borges, who is bilingual in Portuguese and Spanish, enjoys giving back to the community.

He’s an active member of the Merrimack College Alumni Board where he is involved with organizing events to help provide scholarships to existing engineering students.

Borges is National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO)-Pipeline Assessment Certification Program-certified.

Borges earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Merrimack College and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Northeastern University.