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NYC Mayor-Elect Adams Picks Five Women for Key Leadership Posts

  • Grillo, the city’s Covid recovery czar, is first deputy mayor
  • Rodriguez will be first Latino transportation commissioner
Meera Joshi
Meera JoshiPhotographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg
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New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams announced five picks for top lieutenants in his administration on Monday, leaning on five women with government and nonprofit experience to help revive a city still reeling economically from the pandemic. 

Adams named Lorraine Grillo, the city’s Covid recovery czar, as first deputy mayor. Meera Joshi, former CEO of the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission under Mayor Bill de Blasio, will be deputy mayor for operations. Nonprofit executive Anne Williams-Isom will be deputy mayor for health and human services.