Newport City Council - Mayor
19 Russell Avenue
Cell: (401) 236-4840
Office: (401) 845-5436
Patti Cofield, Administrative Assistant to the City Manager and Mayor
Office: (401) 845-5437
Mayor Jamie Bova was first elected as an At-Large City Councilor in 2016 and was appointed Council Chair and Mayor in the 2018 term. She has served as the council liaison to the Energy and Environment Commission, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission, and acted as the military liaison for the City.
Mayor Bova is a graduate of Middletown High School (2007) and the University of Rhode Island College of Engineering (2011), where she earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. She was on the board of Aquidneck Island Robotics from 2012 to 2014.
Mayor Bova is employed as an engineer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, where she started in 2011. She served in a rotational assignment in the Strategic Systems Programs Headquarters in Washington, DC in 2014, and is currently a principal investigator for submarine combat systems integration.