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Office of the Mayor

Mayor Lovely A. Warren 

Mayor Lovely A. Warren

Faith, hard work, and service to others form the foundation of the McClary family, and those family values have guided Mayor Lovely Ann Warren towards her path to community service to the residents of Rochester, New York.

Since she was a young child, Lovely was known for speaking out and standing up for the rights of others. In 1986, after her beloved grandfather, Cecil McClary Sr., was seriously wounded by gunfire while working at Wegmans on West Avenue, Lovely resolved to become an attorney and serve her community to make it a better place for all residents.

Now as Mayor, Lovely uses her legal background to advocate for all the citizens of Rochester. Prior to the start of her term in 2014, Mayor Warren served on the Rochester City Council, representing the Northeast District and as City Council President. 

Lovely was born and raised in the city of Rochester, graduated from Wilson Magnet High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School of Union University.

Lovely lives in the Northeast section of the city with her loving and supportive husband and daughter.

Mayoral Initiatives and Special Projects

Administration - The Executive Branch of City Government

The Mayor’s Office represents the head of the executive / administrative branch of City Government.  The Mayor is responsible for the administration of all City affairs, including approving local laws and ordinances; enforcing laws; and appointing department heads and members of certain boards and commissions.  All City operations are overseen by the Office through the direct supervision of the Mayor and appointed senior staff.   

The administration performs the City's executive and central support functions.  These include strategic planning, developing and implementing policy, preparing and administering the annual budget and capital improvement plan, and coordinating the submission of legislation to City Council.  The offices of the administration are also responsible for several centralized functions of the City government:  Personnel and civil servicecommunications and public information; examining and evaluating City programs and processes through the Office of Public Integrity; and the City's legal business.

More About the Mayor's Office 

Keep reading for more information about the functions of the Mayor's Office and the Senior Management Team.  


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