Mayor-elect Stephanie A. Miner has announced the creation of the Office of Mayoral Initiatives. The Office of Mayoral Initiatives will include the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, the Better Neighborhoods Bureau and the Bureau of Communications (formerly the Media Center) and will serve as a consolidated and streamlined staff
responsible for the execution of major initiatives and special projects and for cross-departmental planning and coordination. Tim Carroll will serve as Director.
Andrew Maxwell will serve as the Director of Planning and Sustainability. Corey Driscoll will serve as Director of Constituent Services and Lindsay McCluskey will serve as Press Secretary.
"The Office of Mayoral Initiatives represents a more innovative and cohesive approach to the organization of the Mayor's office," Miner said. "Under Director Tim Carroll, this Office will help generate and guide the creative energy and ambitious spirit I pledged to bring to City Hall throughout the campaign."
Paul Driscoll will oversee the newly created Department of Neighborhood and Business Development (formerly the Departments of Community Development and Economic Development).
The Department of Neighborhood and Business Development will include the Division of Business Development, the Division of Community Engagement, the Division of Housing, the Division of Code Enforcement, the Division of Lead Abatement and the Division of Grants Management.
"Creating a singular department will be more conducive to implementing unified strategies for neighborhood revitalization, job development and greater economic vitality," Miner said. "To have maximum positive impact,
economic and community development policies must be fully integrated."
Miner also released the names of the individuals who will be serving as department heads:
Deputy Mayor John Cowin will oversee the City's operating departments and department heads:
- Pete O'Connor, Commissioner, Department of Public Works
- Paul Driscoll, Commissioner, Department of Neighborhood and Business
- Mary Robison, City Engineer, Department of Engineering