Alicia Glen

City Hall 

New York, NY 10007

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen leads the administration's efforts to grow and diversify New York City's economy, invest in emerging industries across the 5 boroughs, build a new generation of affordable housing, and help New Yorkers secure good-paying jobs that can support a family. With over 20 City Agencies under her purview, Glen's portfolio includes: the Department of City Planning; the Department of Parks and Recreation; the Economic Development Corporation; the Department of Consumer Affairs; the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment; the Housing Development Corporation; the New York City Housing Authority; Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Under her leadership, the City has undertaken the most comprehensive affordable housing program in the nation’s history; launched citywide ferry service; and made strategic investments in advanced manufacturing, the Life Sciences and the tech ecosystem.  The Deputy Mayor also leads the nationally recognized Tech Talent Pipeline and WE-NYC initiatives, designed to prepare underserved New Yorkers and women to thrive in the modern economy.

Prior to joining the de Blasio administration, Glen served as the Head of the Urban Investment Group (UIG) at Goldman Sachs, which provides capital to underserved urban communities, and co-led the firm’s 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. Under her leadership, UIG spurred more than $5 billion of development in New York and other cities and structured and financed some of the most innovative public-private partnerships in the country, including the first domestic Social Impact Bond, New York City's "Citi Bike", and the expansion of modern manufacturing in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

From 1998 to 2002, Glen served as the Assistant Commissioner for Housing Finance at the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development, where she was responsible for financing the rehabilitation and construction of thousands of units of market, moderate and low-income units as well as overseeing the City's supportive housing, tax credit and tax incentive programs. Prior to joining HPD, Ms. Glen was an associate attorney at Fulbright & Jaworski and at Kalkines, Arky, Zall & Bernstein.

Glen was a 2010 David Rockefeller Fellow and served on numerous non-profit boards. Ms. Glen has also been an adjunct professor at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Architecture, Planning and Design, and the Columbia Business School.

Ms. Glen is a graduate of Amherst College and Columbia Law School.