As Deputy Chief of Staff, Yusufi Vali supports Mayor Wu and Chief of Staff Tiffany Chu in leading the Mayor’s Cabinet and implementing Mayor Wu’s transformative vision of a Boston that works for all residents. Vali plays a key role in advancing Mayor Wu’s priorities, strengthening City government to be responsive to residents’ needs and voices, and ensuring strong collaboration among City departments, local organizations outside City Hall, and other levels of government to effectively deliver programs and services.
Before this role, Vali served as the Director of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Advancement, where he supported the Mayor’s legislative agenda on immigration and worked to strengthen legal infrastructure for pathways to status, including for Haitian asylum seekers.
Prior to joining the City in July 2019, Vali served as Executive Director of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. He was a Fulbright Scholar, a Marshall Scholar, and a Barr Fellow. He is an immigrant from Nagpur, India, and a proud resident of Roslindale.