Office of the Mayor

First Deputy Mayor
The First Deputy Mayor advises the Mayor on Citywide administrative, operational and policy matters. The First Deputy Mayor oversees and coordinates the operations of the Department of Consumer Affairs, Department of Cultural Affairs, Department of Design and Construction, Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Commission for the United Nations, Consular Corps and Protocol, as well as all aspects of the Mayor’s Office, including the Offices of Appointments, Correspondence, Citywide Services, and Fiscal and Administrative Management. The First Deputy Mayor also organizes and monitors City-sponsored events, and serves as liaison with the Art Commission, Gracie Mansion Conservancy, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, Mayor’s Volunteer Center, Commission on Women’s Issues, libraries, museums, performing arts organizations, gardens and zoos. In the Mayor’s absence, the First Deputy Mayor is delegated the authority to act on the Mayor’s behalf.