NYC Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management

Executive Director's Biography

Cristin D. Burtis
Executive Director

Cristin Burtis is the Executive Director of the Mayor's Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management, an office that was established in 2007 and advises on policy, planning, and operational matters common to the permitting, coordination, and implementation of street events and other activities in public spaces.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Burtis served as CECM’s Deputy Executive Director (2007 to 2010), as well as the Deputy Director of the NYC Department of Transportation’s Office of Special Events (2001-2005) where she served as the agency’s liaison for several high-profile events including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Republican National Convention, and the 2004 Athens Olympic Torch Relay.  From 2005-2007, Ms. Burtis was President of CDB Productions LLP-a multi-faceted event company that specialized in consulting, permitting and event management for a number of NYC-based productions including The Next Food Network Star (Season 3) and the New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square.

From 1999 to 2001, she also served as an event manager in the Mayor’s Office for the Millennium (NYC2000) where she was responsible for the implementation of the NYC2000 banner campaign as well as several unique events including the NYC2000 Fashion Show in Times Square.

Ms. Burtis is a graduate of St. John’s University and holds both a Masters and Bachelors of Science Degree in Secondary Education and Athletic Administration.

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