NORTH SMITHFIELD – A local baseball coach and member of the town’s Economic Development Commission has announced his campaign for the North Smithfield Town Council.

Stephen Corriveau, a father of four who has lived in town since 2012, says he hopes to bring his creative business mindset to work for North Smithfield.

Corriveau has worked as employee benefits consultant for more than 20 years, specializing in both the private and public sector, and has a bachelor’s degree marketing. Currently, he is working on a certification in AI & Blockchain technology.

He is the founder and director of the North Smithfield Ski Club, which he has worked to grow since its inception in 2015. The club for North Smithfield students makes trip to Wachusett Mountain, and with the help of a group of ten volunteers, brings more than 100 local kids to Massachusetts on two luxury coach buses.

Corriveau said that since he and wife Briten moved to North Smithfield, “we have always felt like this gem of a town was centered around community. From the great residents of this town, to the small, independent businesses, and our fantastic school system, I can honestly say that we live in a very special area of this state.”

Corriveau has also contributed to that community through his involvement in the North Smithfield Little League, where he has served as a board member since 2016, and is currently the vice president of the AAA division. He has also served as a manager and coach for teams over the past three years.

He notes that the current pandemic has shown the strength and benefits of living in a tight-nit town.

“I see our community makes it easy to come together in challenging times, like Covid-19, as well as celebrations, like the most recent NSHS Class of 2020 parade and fireworks display after this year’s graduation ceremony,” Corriveau said. “To see the overwhelming support from our residents step up and make the very best out of a situation, this really makes coming together for the common good possible.”

He also has focused on the growth and development of local business as a member of the town’s Economic Development Commission since 2018.

But Corriveau notes that like most things in life, there are areas where he sees room for improvement and forward-thinking in town government.

“I see tremendous potential in North Smithfield,” Corriveau said “I see areas where I can bring my personal expertise and creative business mindset.”

Corriveau says that if he is elected to the Town Council, he plans to work closely with the administration, making sure discussions and decisions remain explicitly transparent to the public.

“As for the School Committee, this is the fabric of our town that creates our upcoming leaders,” Corriveau said. “I intend to reinforce this bridge between the council  and the committee so that our partnership is stronger than ever.”

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