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About Us: Blackstone Valley Tourism Council

The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council is a non-profit corporation registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) educational organization and was authorized under Section 42-63.1-5 of the Rhode Island General Laws as the State designated regional tourism development agency for the Northern Rhode Island tourism district. The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council works to bridge the gaps between the economy, the environment, and the people that live in the Valley. This triple-bottom line approach is the definition of sustainable community development. The Councilís concept of tourism is about creating a unique sense of place through social, economic and physical development for Valley residents, and in turn, creating a destination for visitors.


Pamela Brown is an AmeriCorps VISTA working on the Broad Street Regeneration Initiative. She is a lifetime resident of RI and a 1996 Magna cum Laude graduate of the University of RI where she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting with minor studies in Art History and Philosophy. Upon graduating, she also received the URI Presidential Award for Academic excellence in recognition of outstanding scholarship throughout her 5 years at the University. For over 15 years, Pamela has shown her work in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and locally throughout RI. During her 2 years as an artist and resident at AS220 (1997-1999) in Providence, she discovered she has a penchant for gallery and art projects that merge art and community. Since then, she has used her artwork as a type of activism supporting organizations and causes. Pamela is certain she will enjoy learning about the vast intra-cultural history of Blackstone Valley and is especially excited to meet with local residents and business owners about how BVTC can facilitate the renaissance of Broad Street Culture and business. She can be reached at

Ron Barron is originally from California but did enough growing up in Rhode Island to consider himself a native. After high school he studied audio design in San Francisco, going on to work in live music and video production. Most recently Ron worked for such diverse organizations as New York city's NYC Media group and People for Successful Korean Unification in Seoul, South Korea, all while earning his degree in social science from the State University of New York. He can be reached at


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Broad Street Regeneration Initiative
Blackstone Valley Tourism Council
175 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Ron Barron and Pamela Brown
Phone: 401-724-2200

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175 Main Street  Pawtucket, Rhode Island  02860  USA  Tel:  1-401-724-2200