Attorney, Artist Barbara Harris Named Providence Rotary President
Monday, July 09, 2012
“Rotary is one of those unique organizations which make ordinary people do extraordinary things,” she said, quoting Microsoft founder Bill Gates. “I am honored to have been chosen for this role at the Rotary Club of Providence, and I look to working with Rotarians in Providence and beyond in the year ahead,” she said.
Harris: Attorney + Artist
Harris has practiced law for over 25 years in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and is currently an elected member of the Democratic Ward 2 Committee on Providence’s East Side neighborhood. She is also an oil painter, holding exhibits of her work throughout New England. Harris pointed out that among the Rotary's community activities is “an extraordinary event for the arts and the community,” the upcoming 13th annual Street Painting Festival on September 29 in Kennedy Plaza.
The attorney artist boasts a number of other accomplishments as well. She was twice the recipient of the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Distinguished Legal Writing Award, she is past president of the College Hill Neighborhood Association, and she has served on the board of the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Seniors Agency, both in Providence.
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