About Mayor Fung
Honorable Allan W. Fung
Allan W. Fung is the Mayor of Cranston, the third largest city in Rhode Island. Elected in 2008, Fung made Rhode Island history by becoming the first Asian-American Mayor in the state. From 2003 to 2007, Fung was a City-Wide Councilman.
Since taking office in January 2009, Mayor Fung has accomplished a number of his ambitious objectives. He has boosted economic development by supporting existing businesses and by bringing in over 400 new jobs to Cranston. He has reduced the city’s operational expenses and continues to explore consolidation and other savings initiatives with other municipalities. 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. Committed to community engagement, Fung has held town hall meetings so that he can have a continuing dialogue with his residents and to respond to neighborhood concerns.
Before becoming Mayor, Fung served as 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.
Fung graduated from Rhode Island College and Suffolk University Law School and also completed the Leadership Rhode Island program. Fung was the former Chairman of the Rhode Island Governor’s Insurance Council and is the current Chairman of the Board of the Rhode Island Association of Chinese Americans. He also serves on the board of the Rhode Island College Alumni Association, Rhode Island Mayoral Academies and the Thurgood Marshall Law Society.