October 23, 2018
On Tuesday, October 23rd, DDC Commissioner Loraine Grillo and top DDC officials participated in “City Hall in Your Borough,” an initiative hosted by Mayor de Blasio and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. City Commissioners and other staff attended the event to participate in satellite constituent office hours and a city agency resources fair. Queens residents were able to interact directly with city agencies, ask questions and seek solutions to issues in their communities.
Mayor de Blasio stated “Moving City Hall’s day-to-day operations to Bronx Borough Hall will allow for an intensive focus on the people and the priorities of The Bronx.” DDC Commissioner Grillo, First Deputy Commissioner Torres-Springer, Deputy Commissioner Llambelis, Deputy Commissioner Hollweck spoke to residents and answered questions regarding DDC projects within their communities. Deputy Commissioner Lee Llambelis spoke about the many opportunities for young middle school, high school, and college students to explore careers in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction fields and distributed information on DDC’s STEAM Educational Initiatives, including the Middle School Young Engineer’s Program, and the High School and College Summer Internship program. DDC’s High School Summer internship program operates in partnership with the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).