Senior Management Team




Lovely A. Warren



Elected to a four-year term, the Mayor is the City's chief executive officer and approves and enforces City laws, appoints department heads, develops programs and policies, proposes an annual budget, and supervises all City operations.


  Mayor Lovely A. Warren 


Deputy Mayor

Leonard Redon




Assists the Mayor in day-to-day operations, and has direct oversight of the following departments:  Emergency Communications, Environmental Services, Finance, Fire, Law, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Neighborhood & Business Development and the Department of Recreation and Youth Services. He also oversees the Office of Management & Budget and the Parking & Municipal Code Violations Bureau.

  Leonard Redon 

Chief of Staff

Jeremy A. Cooney



Serves as a senior advisor to the Mayor. Oversees the Mayor’s Office and manages intergovernmental affairs. Provides direct oversight of the Rochester Public Library.


Office of the Mayor

Allen Williams, Director of Special Projects and Educational Initiatives



Oversees the development and implementation of projects as requested by the Mayor. Responsible for defining, planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the administration’s initiatives. Chairs the Mayor's Early Learning Commission and is the lead for education issues.


Office of the Mayor

Tracey Miller, Assistant to the Mayor



Oversees the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services which provides a direct link for city residents to the Mayor's Office to ensure efficient and timely responsiveness to constituent concerns, and to promote effective community relations.    


Office of the Mayor

Bridget Monroe, Executive Staff Assistant


Oversees the Administration's City Council processes and relations; monitors membership of boards and commissions; and works on various projects as needed.


Office of Public Integrity

Timothy R. Weir, Director



Oversees investigation of reports of fraud, corruption, waste and abuse; provides ethics education for City offices and employees; and conducts internal audits.


   Timothy Weir 

Bureau of Communications & Special Events

James Smith, Director



Responsible for all public communications regarding City events and operations. Manages interactions with press and media; arranges the Mayor's public appearances. Oversees the Office of Special Events.


Corporation Counsel 
Brian Curran 


Oversees the Law Department; responsible for all legal business related to the administration, City Council and City boards and commissions.


Office of Management and Budget 

Christopher Wagner, Director



Manages the development and monitoring of the annual budget and the capital improvement plan. Oversees efficiency and effectiveness efforts.

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Finance Department

Charles Benincasa, Director



Manages the City's financial affairs including accounting, purchasing, assessment, treasury, tax collection, municipal code adjudication and all municipal parking functions.


Department of Human Resource Management

Tassie Demps, Director



Oversees all personnel functions, including Civil Service, labor negotiations and development of various personnel policies.

  Tassie Demps 


Department of Environmental Services

Norman Jones, Commissioner




Oversees all public works operations including: water, lighting, recycling, refuse collection, snow and ice control and street maintenance. Maintains municipal fleet, facilities and parks. Manages the City's architecture and engineering functions and administers operation of the Mt. Hope and Riverside cemeteries.

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Department of Information Technology

Lisa Bobo, Chief Information Officer  



Manages all computing and related online technical operations; oversees the Records Management Office.



Department of Neighborhood & Business Development

Baye M. Muhammad,



Oversees the City’s housing and economic development programs, planning and zoning activities and building and property code enforcement efforts. Directs the department's four neighborhood service centers that, using cross-functional staff teams, work to stabilize and improve the quality of life in city neighborhoods.

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Department of Recreation & Youth Services

Marisol O. Ramos-Lopez, Commissioner



Oversees recreation centers and youth programs, including Summer of Opportunity, BizKid$ and Pathways to Peace. Leads parks stewardship efforts and administers the Public Market.



Emergency Communications Department

John Merklinger, Director



Oversees all aspects of emergency communications; coordinates 911 functions for City Police and Fire, Monroe County Sheriff's Office, various town and village police and fire departments, and ambulance corps.

  John Merklinger 

Rochester Police Department 

Michael Ciminelli, Chief  


Oversees the functions and operations of the Rochester Police Department and the civilian security guards for municipal facilities and events.


Rochester Fire Department

John P. Schreiber, Chief



Oversees the functions and operations of the Rochester Fire Department functions, including fire prevention, suppression and public education.




Rochester Public Library

Patty Uttaro, Director




Manages the operation of the Central Library and 10 city branch libraries.