December 5, 2013
By Stephanie West
New York, NY – Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio has announced his appointment of his senior leadership team, emphasizing that the incoming administration would be defined by progressive government, competence and diversity. De Blasio appointed Anthony Shorris as First Deputy Mayor. Shorris will serve as the second-highest ranking official at City Hall, and be charged with managing the day-to-day operation of City government and the provision of core services across the five boroughs. Shorris comes to the post as an experienced manager at City agencies, public authorities and private sector institutions.
Dominic Williams will serve as Chief of Staff to Deputy Mayor Shorris, playing a central role in the day-to-day coordination of agency and City Hall operations. He will support the First Deputy Mayor in the development of innovative policies, accountability systems and project management.
De Blasio named Emma Wolfe as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. Wolfe will be charged with working with officials from the City Council to Congress to implement progressive policies that require legislative and executive support. An organizer with deep experience building coalitions across New York State, Wolfe will play a key role in the campaign to pass de Blasio’s signature pre-K and afterschool plan in Albany this session.
“We’ve set out to build a progressive, diverse and effective government for the people of this city. This team exemplifies those values, and each brings incredible depth and experience to the challenges ahead of us. We share a vision for this city that leaves no New Yorker behind and together, we are going to lift up New Yorkers in every neighborhood and every borough,” said Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio.