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Dean Fuleihan

City Hall 

New York, NY 10007

First Deputy Mayor

Dean Fuleihan is the First Deputy Mayor of the City of New York. Mr. Fuleihan is responsible for carrying out the Mayor’s agenda, and plays a key role in shaping major policy initiatives.

Mr. Fuleihan is responsible for coordinating the activities and operations of the other Deputy Mayors, senior leadership and entities that report directly to the Mayor, to promote collaboration, and ensure that policies, operations, and administration of government are consistent and effective. He advises the Mayor on all policies related to the fiscal operations and business management of the City, including labor relations.

Mr. Fuleihan advises and assists the Mayor regarding all policies, planning and programs related to the management of the Police Department, the Department of Education, and the Department of Investigation.  He directly supervises and coordinates with the Department of Correction, the School Construction Authority, the Department of Probation, the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Labor Relations, the Office of Criminal Justice, the Office of Operations, the Office of Climate Policy and Programs, the Office of Policy and Planning, the Office of Recovery and Resiliency, OneNYC, and the Office of Sustainability. 

During the first term of the de Blasio Administration, Mr. Fuleihan was the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget. In this role, he acted as the Mayor’s chief fiscal policy adviser and oversaw the City’s expense and capital budgets, in addition to managing the City’s economic and revenue forecasting, capital financing, debt portfolio and all fiscal planning. Under the Mayor’s leadership, OMB achieved historic level of reserves and produced four balanced budgets.

Before joining City government, Mr. Fuleihan served for 33 years in State government, including as the principal fiscal and policy advisor to the leadership of the New York State Assembly and Majority Conference, and served as the Assembly’s principal staff negotiator for the state budget.

Mr. Fuleihan received a B.A. in Economics from Alfred University and studied public finance at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.