Clean Conversations is an initiative led by Mayor Elorza and supported by community organizations to promote unity, collaboration and environmental responsibility. The initiative combines community clean-up activities with a dialogue with Mayor Elorza. Volunteers come together to pick up trash, pull weeds and work to beautify multiple blocks in their neighborhoods. One of the community organizers of the program, Allen J. Williams, explained: "When the neighborhood looks good, people feel good about the neighborhood."
"As Mayor, I have made it a top priority of my administration to eliminate the blight of vacant, abandoned properties in Providence. Working together, we will transform Providence block by block by turning abandoned properties into new affordable homes, putting Minority and Women Owned businesses to work, and taking back our neighborhoods."Mayor Jorge O. Elorza