As Executive Director of the Mayor's Office of Citywide Events and the Street Activities Permitting Office, Ellyn Canfield coordinates strategy and execution of the City's role in major events, including 2019's World Pride. After getting her start in NYC as an intern for then-Council Member Bill de Blasio, Ellyn spent several years as fundraiser and event producer. She re-joined the de Blasio administration in January 2013 and has since led events strategy through the Office of Special Projects and Community Events and her current role at Citywide Events. Ellyn is a graduate of the NYU Wagner School of Public Service and Oregon State University. She is a proud supporter of the Broad Room and any and all efforts to topple white supremacy, misogyny, and injustice everywhere.