Bitter Cold in the Forecast
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Mayor Wu declared a cold emergency in Boston from Friday, February 3, through Sunday, February 5, due to the extreme cold weather in the forecast. BCYF locations will be activated as warming centers on Friday and Saturday during their normal hours.

Ashley Groffenberger

Chief Financial Officer, Collector-Treasurer

Groffenberger joins the Wu administration with over 10 years of experience leading multi-billion dollar state and local budgets. She currently serves as the Budget Director for Mayor London Breed in San Francisco, overseeing the city’s $14 billion budget. Before that, she served in both the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means in the Massachusetts state legislature.

She will lead the cabinet that manages Boston’s $4 billion annual operating budget and hundreds of millions in federal aid. Groffenberger will also direct Boston’s municipal bonding. The most recent bond sale generated $330 million in new funding towards critical housing, climate and infrastructure projects throughout the City. The funding will also support the Green New Deal for Boston Public Schools. In March, it was announced that Boston achieved a AAA bond rating for the eighth consecutive year. 

Born in Lowell, MA and raised in southern New Hampshire, Groffenberger graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Political Science. She is an avid skier and enjoys spending time with her husband Mike and dog Annie.

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