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The new faces of City Hall

New appointment by Mayor Walsh
New appointment by Mayor Walsh, interim
Menino holdover
Menino holdover, interim
Vacant position
Mayor
Martin J. Walsh
Walsh is a former state representative and union leader.
Mayor's office
Chief of Staff
Daniel A. Koh
The 29-year-old Andover native holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard and and has experience working in City Hall.
Civil engagement
New urban mechanics
Chief of Policy
Joyce Linehan
The arts publicist and grass-roots political organizer from Dorchester joined Walsh’s mayoral campaign in its infancy.
Corporation Counsel
Eugene O'Flaherty
The former Democratic state representative held the House Judiciary Committee gavel for more than a decade.
Elections
Geraldine Cuddyer
Law
Operations and Administration
Joseph Rull
He worked for the state and as an adviser to Mayor Thomas M. Menino before becoming a campaign adviser for Walsh.
Neighborhood services
Jay Walsh
Intergovernamental relations
James Sullivan
Labor relations
Paul Curran
Property management
Mike Galvin
Human resources
Vivian Leonard
Health insurance
Kathleen Green
Retirement Board
Daniel Green
Communications
Lisa Pollack
The City Hall veteran has been directing communications for the Department of Neighborhood Development since 2013.
Cabinet
Economic Development
John Barros
A former School Committee member and nonprofit executive, Barros was one of Walsh’s rivals in the mayoral race. He became a pivotal supporter when the race came down to Walsh and Connolly.
Consumer affairs and licensing
Patricia Malone
Tourism and special events
Christopher Cook
Small and local businesses enterprise
Keith Williams
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Brian Golden
Health and Human Services
Felix Arroyo
Arroyo has worked as councilor at-large, organizer, union leader, and the New England field director for Healthcare for America Now. He is another rival in the mayoral race who became a Walsh supporter.
Public Health Commission
Barbara Ferrer
Disabilities Commission
Kristen McCosh
Boston Centers for Youth and Family
Christopher Byner
Office of New Bostonians
Alejandra St. Guillen
Youth Fund & Youth Council
Shari Davis
Elderly Commission
Emily Shea
Veterans' service
Francisco Urena
Women's commission
Megan Costello
Civil Rights
Dion Irish
Animal care and control
Mark Giannangelo
Food Initiatives
Edith Murnane
Finance and Budget
Meredith Weenick
Weenick, who worked in this same position under Menino, will leave in April after helping Walsh deliver his first budget.
Auditor
Sally D. Glora
Purchasing
Barry Fadden
Registry
Patricia McMahon
Budget
Karen Connor
Assessing
Ronald W. Rakow
Treasury
Vivian Leo
Collecting
Celia Barton
Schools
John McDonough
McDonough is acting as interim, as he was doing under Menino. The search for a new school superintendent is open.
Information
Justin Holmes
The former director of constituent engagement is acting as interim.
Cable Communications
Michael Lynch
Innovation and technology
Environment, Energy and Open Space
Brian Swett
Swett is one of Walsh’s permanent reappointments from the members of Menino’s staff.
Parks and recreation
Antonia Pollak
Environment
Nancy Gerard
Landmarks Commission
Ellen Lipsey
Inspectional Services
Bryan Glascock
Zoning Board of Appeals
Housing
Sheila Dillon
Dillon is one of Walsh’s permanent reappointments from the members of Menino’s staff.
Small Businesses/Main Streets
Neighborhood development
Boston Housing Authority
Bill McGonagle
Arts and Culture
Vacant position
Public Library
Amy Ryan
Police
William Evans
Evans was acting as interim under Menino and was reappointed by Walsh.
Fire
John Hasson
Hasson has worked as the acting chief for the past seven months. He will serve as the commissioner until a permanent selection has been made.
Emergency Management
Rene Fielding
Fielding is the third member of the joint chiefs of public safety, along with the police and fire commissioners. She served in this same position under Menino.
Transportation and Sanitation
Vacant position
Public Works
Michael Dennehy
Transportation
James Gilooly
Parking
Gina Fiandaca
Boston Bikes
Water and Sewer
Henry Vitale

SOURCES: City of Boston

Chiqui Esteban, Andrew Ryan, Meghan Irons/Globe Staff

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