Steve Merolla

(401) 739-2900 ext. 306

Party:   Democrat (Council President)

229 Castle Rocks Road
Warwick, RI 02886

Alt. Phone:   (401) 499-4140 (Home), (401) 739-2900 ext. 306 (Office)


Professional Experience:

  • Attorney/Partner - Merolla and Accetturo at 469 Centerville Road, Suite 206   Warwick, Rhode Island 02886.
  • Town Solicitor of New Shoreham (Block Island)
  • Admitted to practice in Rhode Island, District of Columbia, and Federal District Court


  • Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) Juris Doctorate
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) BA, Political Science
  • Tollgate High School - National Spanish Honor Society, Rhode Island Honor Society

Professional Associations:

  • Parishioner, St. Gregory's Church
  • Member E.G.Y.C.
  • RI, DC, and Federal Bar Associations
  • RI Trial Lawyers Association
  • Warwick City Council appointee to Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns
  • Warwick City Council appointee to Grow Smart RI
  • Warwick City Council appointee to Greenwich Bay Special Area Management Plan (SAMP) Team

Committee Assignments:

  • Counicl President

Primary Concerns:

  • Preservation of open space (sponsored bond referendum which have helped to preserve over 150 acres across the City)
  • Sponsored school bond referendum. Advocate for first stationed rescue in Ward 9. Raised senior tax exemption from $6,000 to $10,000.
  • Established the Warwick Land Trust. Sponsored resolution requesting the first unmanned radar sled in Warwick.
  • Sponsored resolution requesting that DEM perform the first Special Area Management Plan (SAMP) for Greenwich Bay to help restore water quality.
  • Established simultaneous response ordinance for fire and rescue vehicles to Potowomut.

Department Memberships

DepartmentJob title
Council President (Ward 9)
Active Membership