Dylan M. Zelazo

Dylan lives in Cranston with his wife, Amanda, and their sons, Jack and Ari. As Director of Administration for the City of Pawtucket, under the leadership of Mayor Donald R. Grebien, he is responsible for annual budgeting, collective bargaining, and management of day-to-day operations. Dylan is running for City Council because he wants to give back to Cranston, the city that has welcomed him and Amanda, and provided a home for them to raise their family.


Providence College, Providence, RI
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Minor, Public Administration
Minor, Business Administration

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Master of Arts, Public Affairs
Concentration, Local Government Management


Director of Administration, City of Pawtucket
Dylan currently serves as the Director of Administration for the City of Pawtucket. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of all departments, planning and managing the City’s annual operating budget, working with the Pawtucket City Council, and negotiating collective bargaining agreements. Dylan has worked for the City of Pawtucket since 2013 in varying capacities.

Policy Analyst, Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council
Previously, Dylan worked for RIPEC as a policy analyst, responsible for studying state and local spending, and making recommendations to make Rhode Island government more efficient and effective. His primary focus was local government finances and he worked on numerous initiatives to improve the fiscal position of cities and towns across the state.