De Blasio Taps Council of Urban Professionals Executive to Lead Office of Appointments

Chloe Drew. (Photo: aspeninstitute.org)
Chloe Drew. (Photo: aspeninstitute.org)

Mayor Bill de Blasio has tapped the former executive director of the Council of Urban Professionals to lead his recruitment efforts going forward.

Chloe Drew has joined the growing administration as director of the Mayor’s Office of Appointments, a City Hall spokesman confirmed. In her new role, Ms. Drew will take over the work performed by Mr. de Blasio’s transition team, assisting the mayor and his deputies in making commissioner-level appointments, as well as appointments to the city’s numerous municipal boards. Continue reading “De Blasio Taps Council of Urban Professionals Executive to Lead Office of Appointments”

De Blasio Names Kathryn Garcia Next Sanitation Commissioner

Bill de Blasio and Kathryn Garcia at today's event.
Bill de Blasio and Kathryn Garcia at today’s event.

With most of the winter season now behind him, Mayor Bill de Blasio today named Kathryn Garcia to lead the city’s Department of Sanitation. Continue reading “De Blasio Names Kathryn Garcia Next Sanitation Commissioner”

Mayor Bloomberg sitting expressionless in the background as Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks. (Official Photo: New York City Mayor's Office)

De Blasio Shelled Out Nearly $2 Million on Inauguration and Transition, Latest Filings Show

Mayor Bloomberg sitting expressionless in the background as Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks. (Official Photo: New York City Mayor's Office)
Mayor Bill de Blasio at his inauguration. (Official Photo: New York City Mayor’s Office)

Mayor Bill de Blasio has spent nearly $2 million on his inauguration and transition efforts so far, according to new numbers released today by the city’s campaign finance board.

The new numbers show that, between January 1 and February 28, the campaign spent more than $980,00 on the efforts, including more than $240,600 on the new mayor’s Inauguration Day festivities. That’s in addition to the more than $1 million spent between early November and December 31, 2013 and reported by the board earlier this year. Continue reading “De Blasio Shelled Out Nearly $2 Million on Inauguration and Transition, Latest Filings Show”

De Blasio Hires Another Transition Team Member to His Administration

Udai Tambar.
Udai Tambar.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has hired Udai Tambar, the executive director of South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!) to be his new Director of Children and Youth Services, an announcement from Mr. Tambar’s organization announced today.

According to the press release, Mr. Tambar “will report to Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, and will work to help accomplish the Mayor’s agenda to address inequality. ” Continue reading “De Blasio Hires Another Transition Team Member to His Administration”

De Blasio Says He’s Planning ‘Flurry of Appointments’ Next Week

Bill de Blasio at the awards this morning.
Bill de Blasio at the awards this morning. (Photo: Twitter/@nycmayorsoffice)

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he plans to make a “flurry” of appointments next week as his transition efforts begin to wind down nearly a month after taking office.

Speaking to reporters after giving an award at the Daily News‘ annual Hometown Heroes event this morning, Mr. de Blasio did his best to assure that his historically slow appointment process is in fact right on track. Continue reading “De Blasio Says He’s Planning ‘Flurry of Appointments’ Next Week”

De Blasio Appoints Stacey Cumberbatch and Jon Paul Lupo to Growing Administration

Bill de Blasio making today's announcements. (Photo: Twitter/@andrewsiff4NY)
Bill de Blasio making today’s announcements. (Photo: Twitter/@andrewsiff4NY)

Mayor Bill de Blasio today made two new appointments, naming Stacey Cumberbatch the new commissioner of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services and Jon Paul Lupo director of the Office of City Legislative Affairs.

Ms. Cumberbatch previously served as the deputy executive director at FISA, and also helped to run the city’s 2010 census. Mr. Lupo previously worked as a paid consultant on City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s campaign for speaker and as chief of staff to former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. Continue reading “De Blasio Appoints Stacey Cumberbatch and Jon Paul Lupo to Growing Administration”