Allan W. Fung is the Mayor of Cranston, the third largest city in Rhode Island. Elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2010, Fung is the first Asian-American Mayor in Rhode Island history.Since taking office in 2009, Mayor Fung has boosted economic development and helped bring in over 1000 new jobs to Cranston. He has reduced the citys operational expenses and continues to explore consolidation and other innovative savings initiatives. He was the first Mayor in the state to successfully negotiate pension reform with a major union by replacing the costly defined benefits pension system with a defined contribution plan.Mayor Fung currently serves on the RI Municipal Pension Study Commission and previously was a member of the 2011 Governor and Treasurers Pension Advisory Group. He is the incoming President of the RI League of Cities and Towns and Chairman of its Legislative Committee. He is the Honorary Chairman of the Board of the Rhode Island Association of Chinese Americans and a board member of the Rhode Island Mayoral Academies. Previously, he was the former Chairman of the Rhode Island Governors Insurance Council.Before becoming Mayor, he was Government Relations Counsel for MetLife from 2001-2009, a prosecutor in the RI Department of Attorney General from 1999-2001 and a litigation associate with Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair from 1996-1999.Mayor Fung graduated from Rhode Island College and Suffolk University Law School and also completed the Leadership Rhode Island program.
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