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NYC Mayor’s Chief of Staff Will Keep a Public Board Seat With Possible Conflict

  • Camille Varlack will be chief of staff while on Avangrid board
  • Arrangement raises questions for $5.2 million utility contract
Camille Joseph Varlack speaks at City Hall on Dec. 6.
Camille Joseph Varlack speaks at City Hall on Dec. 6.Photographer: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office
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The incoming chief of staff to New York City Mayor Eric Adams serves on the board of a publicly owned energy company that does business with the city, a role she plans to keep despite a conflict of interest policy that generally prohibits the practice.

Adams announced last week that he was promoting adviser Camille Varlack to chief of staff, replacing Frank Carone, who made $252,000 a year in this role and will be leaving in January.