Chief of Staff

Alex YudlesonAlex Yudelson serves as Chief of Staff for the City of Rochester. He oversees the Mayor’s office and serves as the Mayor’s senior advisor, assisting her with the day-to-day operations of City Hall. Alex manages some of the Mayor’s key priorities, including ROC the Riverway, anti-poverty efforts, and coordination with local, state, and federal elected officials.

Alex came to City Hall from the White House, where he served as a Policy Advisor to President Obama and his senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett. He served as President Obama’s primary liaison to sports teams, leagues, and athletes, and worked on important policy initiatives including gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform, health care, and the It’s On Us campaign to end sexual assault on college campuses.

During college, Alex studied abroad at the University at Oxford and was chosen to be a delegate for President Obama at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Alex graduated Phi Beta Kappa from George Washington University in 2014 with a degree in Political Science and Philosophy. He was born and raised in the Rochester area and is the grandson of Tanya Yudelson, who served as the City’s Director of Communications in the 1970s. 

Contact us

Alex Yudelson
Office of the Chief of Staff
City Hall, Room 207-A
30 Church Street
Rochester, NY 14614-1283
Phone: (585) 428-6271
Fax: (585) 428-7901