The Real Deal New York

Alicia Glen takes on Parks and Rec

Deputy mayor will also oversee department dealing with homeowners hit by Sandy

January 06, 2016 05:15PM


Alicia Glen

For Alicia Glen, trying to solve New York City’s housing affordability crisis wasn’t enough. The deputy mayor for housing and economic development is also taking the helm of two more city agencies: the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Housing Recovery Office. The latter helps homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Glen, who joined the administration in 2014 from Goldman Sachs, also chairs the Brooklyn Bridge Park Board of Directors.

The expanded role is part of broader leadership changes within the de Blasio administration.

The mayor also announced that Herminia Palacio, until recently the director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was appointed deputy mayor for health and human services. She is replacing Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, who left the administration in September. [Politico]Konrad Putzier