Mayor DaSilva announces promotion, new appointment to his team

City of East Providence

Roberto L. DaSilva



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Mayor DaSilva announces promotion, new appointment to his team


EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Bob DaSilva has announced two new staff appointments to his administration.


DaSilva has promoted Patricia Resende to Chief of Staff. In addition to her responsibilities as Director of Project Management and Communications, Resende has been serving as Acting Chief of Staff since December. She has also been overseeing the Information Technology Department in the wake of the IT Director’s departure.


In her new role, Resende will focus on intergovernmental affairs and will place greater focus on special projects, overseeing multiple capital projects to ensure they are executed in a timely manner.   


Resende has been overseeing project management and communications for the City of East Providence since joining DaSilva’s administration in January 2019.  During her time with the City, Resende oversaw the implementation of the city’s budget portal, assisted in the roll out of regional vaccine clinic and test distribution processes, and launched the city’s new website, newsletter and public access show. Resende has also served as liaison to the city’s congressional, state and local delegation.


“Our city has been experiencing tremendous growth and we need someone to work with our local organizations and stakeholders and oversee the day-to- day progress of the many projects in our city including the creation of our community center, incubator space, police station renovations, park improvements and so much more,” Mayor Bob DaSilva said. “After seeing Patricia’s dedication and service to our community, I am confident she will work with our staff, community and other stakeholders to move our city forward.”

Resende earned her Project Management certificate from Bryant University, attended Northeastern University’s School of Journalism and is a graduate of the Community College of Rhode Island.

“East Providence has become my home away from home,” Resende said. “I am excited to continue the great work our team has begun under Mayor DaSilva’s leadership.”

Mayor DaSilva is also excited to announce a new addition to the team and Resende’s replacement. 

Matthew Paddock has joined the DaSilva administration as its communications manager. Paddock, a former news reporter, is tasked with assisting the administration with various municipal projects, media relations and community affairs.

“We are thrilled to have Matt Paddock join our team,” Mayor Bob DaSilva said. “Paddock will play an integral role in communicating all of the great work and happenings around our city to our residents, collaborators and the media.”


Prior to joining DaSilva’s administration, Paddock was a news reporter and multimedia journalist with WPRI12. While at WPRI12 Paddock was a part of a team awarded with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award in 2023 for "Overall Excellence" for Small Market Television. Paddock was also nominated for the 47th Annual Boston-New England Emmy for evening newscast for coverage of a tornado touching down in Rhode Island in August of 2023. 


Before joining WPRI12, Matt wore a number of hats in the news industry in several markets in Upstate New York including Syracuse, Binghamton and Elmira where he was an anchor, producer, multimedia journalist, and videographer. 


Paddock, an East Providence resident, earned a degree in Broadcasting and Mass Media communications at the State University of New York at Oswego.


When he's not at City Hall, Paddock, an East Providence resident, enjoys trying local cuisines, all things New England sports and spending time with family and friends.


“I love this city and am grateful and proud to be a part of it,” Paddock said. “After six years in broadcast journalism, I look forward to this new challenge and am eager to bring 110-percent each and every day for both the mayor, but more importantly the people of East Providence.”