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Mayor Walsh Announces Acting Commissioner of Property Management for the City of Boston

July 25, 2016

Mayor's Office

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BOSTON - Monday, July 25, 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the appointment of Gregory Rooney as Acting Commissioner of The Property Management Department for the City of Boston. Rooney will replace outgoing Commissioner John Hanlon, who has been appointed Assistant Superintendent of Operations for the Boston Public Schools (BPS).

"I welcome Greg Rooney as the Acting Commissioner of Property and Construction Management, and thank him for taking on this important role,"said Mayor Walsh. "Greg has spent much of his career dedicated to improving the City of Boston and will be a great leader in this role."

In his role as Commissioner, Rooney will serve in the Operations Cabinet and lead the City's management, maintenance, repairs and security for the City's municipal buildings. The Property Management Department also manages and maintains the coordinated street furniture program throughout the downtown areas, as well as provides technical assistance, scheduling and management of special events at City Hall and Faneuil Hall. The department will focus on preserving and protecting the city's assets in a way that positively impacts the delivery of service and quality of life for Boston residents and employees.

Prior to accepting the role of Commissioner, Rooney served as the Director of Enforcement for the Boston Transportation Department. He also served as the Deputy Commissioner for Transportation in the City of Boston's Commission on Affairs of the Elderly. Rooney brings with him over 20 years of experience with the City of Boston. He holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Government from Northeastern University. He currently resides in West Roxbury with his wife Karla and daughters Ashley and Hailey.