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Patrick Brophy

Chief of Operations

A twenty-two year veteran of city government, Patrick Brophy is Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Chief of Operations for Boston. 

As Chief of Operations, Brophy oversees the Public Facilities Department, the Property Management Department, and the Mayor’s Office of Intergovernmental Relations. 

Boston’s Public Facilities Department (PFD) is the City’s construction management department, responsible for executing Mayor Walsh’s multi-year, $500M capital building program.  PFD is responsible for all major municipal building programming, design, and construction. 

The Property Management Department is responsible for the use, management, maintenance, building security, and repair of the City's municipal building inventory.  Responsibilities include Boston City Hall & the Plaza, 1010 Mass Ave, City Archives, Faneuil Hall, and the Old State House. 

Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) coordinates the City's dealings with the federal, state, quasi-state, local municipal governments, and the legislative branch of Boston’s government (the Boston City Council).  IGR’s primary goal is to foster constructive links between the City and these entities in the furtherance of the Administration’s policy and legislative agendas. 

Prior to his appointment to Chief of Operations, Patrick Brophy worked as the Associate Director of Government and Community Relations at Harvard University. While employed at Harvard University, Mr. Brophy served as a member of the City of Boston’s Public Facilities Commission.  Additionally, Mr. Brophy served as a member of Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh’s Transition Team and was a Mayoral appointee to the Boston Public Schools Superintendent Transition Team.

Patrick Brophy is a Boston Latin Academy graduate and holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Northeastern University.