Mayor de Blasio today appointed Melissa A. Browne as the new Executive Director of the Mayor's Office of Special Projects and Community Events (MOSPCE). As Executive Director, Melissa will bring her extensive experience to bear to help create and manage events that highlight the diverse background of New Yorkers.
“The work of our special projects and community events team is key to celebrating the diversity of our great city and bringing New Yorkers together,” said Mayor de Blasio. “I welcome Melissa, who brings a wealth of knowledge to this role and will ensure The People’s House continues to live up to its name. I am confident that she will serve our entire city well.”
"Our city is home to many vibrant communities and much of MOSPCE's work revolves around bringing them together to strengthen our bond as New Yorkers," said First Lady Chirlane McCray. "Melissa's extensive experience in creating thoughtful, memorable events has ensured that Gracie remains The People's House. We are thrilled to welcome her into this new role."
“What a privilege to accept this position from the Mayor,” said MOSPCE Executive Director Melissa A. Browne. “I look forward to continuing to find ways to advance the Mayor and First Lady’s mission to make the City’s events and projects inclusive and open to all New Yorkers. Having had the pleasure of working closely with the hardworking MOSPCE team, I’m thrilled to join them as Executive Director and the work they do in celebrating the diversity of New York’s communities.”