De Blasio fills three top jobs with women

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio at a New York Mayor Bill de Blasio at a press conference in the Lincoln Houses in East Harlem on Feb. 8, 2014. Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

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Mayor Bill de Blasio filled three slots in his administration Tuesday with women with long histories of service in New York City.

Maya Wiley, a civil rights attorney who founded a public policy group, the Center for Social Inclusion, in 2002, was named as counsel to the mayor. Among the issues Wiley will tackle is the expansion of broadband Internet access and making it cheaper, de Blasio said at a City Hall news conference.

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Emily Lloyd returns to her post as commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection, a role she had held from 2005 to 2009 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Lloyd also served as commissioner of the Department of Sanitation from 1992 to 1994. More recently, she has worked in dual roles as administrator of Prospect Park in Brooklyn and president of the Prospect Park Alliance.

The commissioner of the Department for the Aging will be Donna M. Corrado. An executive director of Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services Inc., Corrado has spent 22 years at the organization working to expand services to older adults, people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations.

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