Newport City Council - Mayor
Henry F. Winthrop
Office: (401) 845-5436
Patricia A. Cofield, Administrative Assistant to the City Manager and Mayor
Office: (401) 845-5437
Mayor Winthrop, a lifelong Newporter, is a graduate of the former De La Salle Academy and Rhode Island College, and did course work at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Harry held the position of Director of Planning with Electric Boat – General Dynamics Corporation until his retirement in 2007.
From 2007 through 2014, Harry worked as a Defense Industry Consultant with Apollo Professional Solutions in the development of a 20-year facilities master plan for the Electric Boat Manufacturing Facility at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Harry also performed senior management training and mentoring, developed control strategies for manufacturing and production, created staffing plans, and conducted performance assessments.
In 1990, Harry was elected to the Newport City Council and served terms from 1990-1993, 1995, and then from 2011-2012. In August 2012, Harry was elected Mayor of the City of Newport and held that Office until December 2014. In November 2016, Harry was re-elected to the City Council and is currently serving as Mayor of the City of Newport.
Mayor Winthrop was appointed to the Rhode State Labor Relations Board by Governor Gina M. Raimondo in 2015. He is a member and past President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and a member of the Newport Rugby Club. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Newport Museum of Irish History and on the Board of Directors for the St. Clare Home in Newport.