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NYC Mayor’s Top Deputy to Exit in January in Latest High-Profile Departure

Lorraine Grillo

Lorraine Grillo

Photographer: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images

New York City’s first deputy mayor is leaving her post in January, marking the latest high-profile departure from Mayor Eric Adams’s administration in his first year in office.

Lorraine Grillo was among five female deputy mayors that Adams appointed at the start of his term. She has helmed the city’s Covid recovery, as well as its migrant crisis. She also worked on increasing the number of contracts awarded to minority and women-owned businesses and stepped in for the mayor, who was ill with Covid, after a mass shooting in a subway station in Brooklyn in April.