Town Administrator

Bristol, Rhode Island has been recognized by Family Circle Magazines as one of the best places in America to raise a family. To more than 22,000 of us, Bristol is home.
As a lifelong resident of Bristol, I graduated from Bristol High School and Roger Williams University where I earned a Master of Science in Justice Studies. I proudly served our town in a 20-year career with the Bristol Police Department earning the rank of Deputy Chief, and am a life member of the Defiance Fire Company within the Bristol Volunteer Fire Department

In my role as Bristol’s Town Administrator, I will continue to act in the best interest of the town and all its residents.

To continue the quality of life Bristol residents have come to enjoy, I urge residents, business leaders and visitors alike to do their part to help keep our streets and schools safe, blending small-town charm with the forward-thinking of a growing community.

Together, we will work to optimize Bristol’s economic viability, balancing sound management principles with financial practicality, without sacrificing services to taxpayers.  

We are fortunate to live in a community where a legion of volunteers from all walks of life selflessly put countless hours of time and effort into keeping this town beautiful and celebrating America’s patriotic spirit. 

I encourage all of you to become involved in the process of town government. From attending public meetings to serving on the numerous boards and committees that shape public policy, your voice matters.

I look forward to hearing what matters to you.

Steven Contente
Bristol Town Administrator