Today, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the appointment of Dan Garodnick as chair of the City Planning Commission (CPC) and director of the Department of City Planning (DCP) and Edith Hsu-Chen as executive director of DCP. Garodnick most recently served as president and CEO of the Riverside Park Conservancy. Hsu-Chen was most recently the Manhattan Borough Director for DCP. In their new roles, both will oversee and implement the mayor’s development agenda, promoting inclusive, equitable growth throughout the five boroughs and putting the city on a path toward robust recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Both will report to Deputy Mayor for Economic and Workforce Development Maria Torres-Springer.
“Dan Garodnick and Edith Hsu-Chen are tremendously talented public servants with a proven track record of advocating for working people,” said Mayor Adams. “I am proud to have them join our administration and look forward to working with them to create an economy that works for all New Yorkers.”
“I am honored to join Mayor Adams as we plan for a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable future at this critical moment for New York City. Together, we will work with communities to foster inclusive growth, while welcoming innovation to create meaningful economic opportunities across the five boroughs,” said incoming City Planning Commission Chair and Department of City Planning Director Dan Garodnick.
“I am incredibly honored to be named Executive Director for the Department of City Planning. I have spent my career at DCP – a community where extraordinary professionals work side by side with the public to help build New York City’s brightest future. I am thrilled to work alongside incoming City Planning Commissioner Dan Garodnick, and I thank him, Deputy Mayor Torres-Springer, and Mayor Adams for the faith they have placed in me and for the service to this city we will forge in the coming years,” said incoming Department of City Planning Executive Director Edith Hsu Chen.
“Dan Garodnick and Edith Hsu Chen are quintessential New Yorkers who bring a deep understanding of and love for neighborhoods across the city. We have an enormous responsibility to put people to work in family-sustaining jobs, build affordable homes, and create more resilient communities and that demands the type of visionary and empathetic leadership that both Dan and Edith embody. I look forward to working with them to ensure we drive truly equitable growth and tackle our city’s toughest challenges head-on,” said Deputy Mayor for Economic and Workforce Development Maria Torres-Springer.