Avedisian to step down as mayor, head up RIPTA

By Alana Cerrone

acerrone@abc6.com

@Alana_Cerrone

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – In an afternoon RIPTA board meeting all members vote in favor of Scott Avedisian as the agency’s next CEO.

The 18-year mayor of Warwick says he’s taking the job, but it was a hard decision to leave city hall.

He’s thought of leaving the city before for private industry, but this job was the perfect fit at the right time/

As a former RIPTA chairman he says the new gig is like going back to his roots, despite knowing the challenges that lie ahead.

Avedisian says he’ll wait on his recommendation for his successor as mayor until he knows who’s running, but thinks there will be a lot of candidates.

The Council President will be one of them

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