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City of Rochester

Senior Management Team

 

 

Mayor

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.

Phone: (585) 428-7045
info@cityofrochester.gov 

 

  

  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, and Neighborhood & Business Development.  He also overses the Office of Management & Budget and the Parking & Municipal Code Violations Bureau.  

Phone: (585) 428-7163
redonl@cityofrochester.gov 

 

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Chief of Staff

Jeremy A. Cooney

 

 

Serves as a senior advisor to the Mayor.  Oversees the Mayor’s Office and manages intergovernmental affairs.  Also has direct oversight of the Rochester Public Library and the Department of Recreation and Youth Services. 

Phone: (585) 428-6271
jeremy.cooney@cityofrochester.gov  

 

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Office of the Mayor
Director of Special Projects

Allen Williams

 

 

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.

 Phone: (585) 428-7192
williaal@cityofrochester.gov  

 

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Office of the Mayor
Assistant to the Mayor

Tracey Miller

 

 

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.    

Phone:  (585) 428-6684
 millertr@cityofrochester.gov 

 

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Office of Public Integrity

Director (TBD)

 

 

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

Phone: (585) 428-7245  

   

Bureau of Communications & Special Events

Christine Orr Christopher, 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.

Phone: (585) 428-7405
Christine.christopher@cityofrochester.gov 

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Corporation Counsel

T. Andrew Brown

 

 

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

Phone: (585) 428-6986
ABrown@cityofrochester.gov  

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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.  

 
Phone: (585) 428-6186
wagnerc@cityofrochester.gov 

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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.

Phone: (585) 428-7151
benincc@cityofrochester.gov 

 

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Department of Human Resource Management

Tassie Demps, Director

 

 

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

 
Phone: (585) 428-6185
dempst@cityofrochester.gov 

  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.  Also administers operation of the Mt. Hope and Riverside cemeteries.


Phone: (585) 428-6855
Norman@cityofrochester.gov  

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Department of Information Technology

Lisa Bobo, Chief Information Officer  

 

 

Manages all computing and related on-line technical operations; oversees the Records Management Office.

Phone: (585) 428-8860
lisab@cityofrochester.gov 

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Department of Neighborhood & Business Development

Delmonize "Del" Smith, Commissioner

 

 

Oversees the City’s housing and economic development programs, planning and zoning activities, and building and property code enforcement efforts. Also 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.

Phone: (585) 428-6883
DSmith@cityofrochester.gov 

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Department of Recreation & Youth Services

Marisol O. Ramos-Lopez, Commissioner

 

 
 

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


Phone: (585) 428-6749
marisol.lopez@cityofrochester.gov  

 

 

Emergency Communications Department

John Merklinger, Director

 

 
  Oversees all aspects of emergency communications; coordinates 911 functions for City Police and Fire, Monroe County Sherriff's Office, various town and village police and fire departments, and ambulance corps.
Phone: (585) 528-2207    john.merklinger@cityofrochester.gov 
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Rochester Police Department 

Michael Ciminelli, Chief (interim)

 

 
 

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

 
Phone: (585) 428-7033    

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Rochester Fire Department

John P. Schreiber, Chief

 

 

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


Phone: (585) 428-7485   fireweb@cityofrochester.gov 

 

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Rochester Public Library

Patty Uttaro, Director

 

 

 

Manages the operation of the Central Library and 10 City branch libraries.
Phone: (585) 428-8045    patricia.uttaro@libraryweb.org 

 

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