January 5, 2016
NEW YORK–Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Lisette Camilo as Commissioner of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services. Stacey Cumberbatch, the current Commissioner, will be taking on a new role at NYC Health + Hospitals. As Commissioner, Camilo will support City agencies’ workforce needs, manage the City’s public buildings, and oversee the Mayor’s commitment to retrofit every public building by 2025, among other responsibilities.
The Department of Citywide Administrative Services helps manage, operate and maintain approximately 4,000 City-owned buildings, including City Hall, the Manhattan and Brooklyn Municipal Buildings, all Borough Halls and City and State court buildings, with a total space of over 15 million square feet.
Prior to this appointment, Camilo served as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, managing and expediting the procurement and processing of thousands of individual contracts between New York City and vendors.
“I am thrilled to appoint Lisette Camilo as the new Commissioner of Citywide Administrative Services,” said Mayor de Blasio. “Her leadership in the Department of Contract Services, where she served as Director, assures me that she will do an amazing job in her new role.”
“It is an honor to the serve as Commissioner of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services,” said Lisette Camilo. “I am excited by the prospects of continuing efforts to create a green city, support City Agency workforce needs, and also maintain the historic, City buildings that have become a staple in New York.”
About Lisette Camilo
Lisette Camilo brings an extensive background in City service, having served most recently as the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services. Prior to being named Director of MOCS, Camilo served as MOCS’s Acting General Counsel, and as Special Counsel and Assistant Director of the Vendor Programs Unit. From 2007 to 2011, Camilo was Counsel to the New York City Council’s Committees on Contracts, Juvenile Justice and General Welfare at the New York City Council. Before beginning her career in public service, Camilo was an Associate at the law firm Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & de Cicco, where she practiced immigration law. She also served as General Counsel of UNITE HERE, Local 100 from 2002 to 2005.
Born and raised in Washington Heights by parents from the Dominican Republic, Camilo received her law degree from The George Washington University Law School and her undergraduate degree from Columbia College.
Camilo, a Bronx resident, serves as a Board Member of the Double Discovery Center at Columbia College, which works with low-income and first-generation college-bound Manhattan youth to ensure success beyond high school.