Senior Management Team



Lovely A. Warren



Elected to a four-year term, the Mayor is the City's chief executive officer and approves and enforces City laws, appoints department heads, develops programs and policies, proposes an annual budget and supervises all City operations.


  Mayor Lovely A. Warren


Deputy Mayor

James P. Smith 



Assists the Mayor in day-to-day operations, and has direct oversight of all Departments 

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Chief of Staff

Brittaney Wells



Oversees the Mayor’s office and serves as the Mayor’s senior advisor, assisting with the day-to-day operations of City Hall.  Manages intergovernmental affairs with local, state, and federal elected officials.  Provides direct oversight of the Rochester Public Library.



Special Projects and Educational Initiative

Sandra Simon, Director

  Oversees the development and implementation of projects as requested by the Mayor. Responsible for defining, planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the administration’s initiatives. Chairs the Mayor's Early Learning Commission and is the lead for education issues.

   Sandra Simon

Office of the Mayor

Tracey Miller, Assistant to the Mayor



Oversees the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services which provides a direct link for city residents to the Mayor's Office to ensure efficient and timely responsiveness to constituent concerns, and to promote effective community relations.  

   Tracey Miller

Josanne Reaves

Office of the Mayor


Oversees the Administration's City Council processes and relations; monitors membership of boards and commissions; and works on various projects as needed.

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Office of Public Integrity

Timothy R. Weir, Director



Oversees investigation of reports of fraud, corruption, waste and abuse; provides ethics education for City offices and employees; and conducts internal audits.


   Timothy Weir

Bureau of Communications & Special Events

Justin Roj, Director



Responsible for all public communications regarding City events and operations. Manages interactions with press and media; arranges the Mayor's public appearances. Oversees the Office of Special Events.

Justin Roj, Director

Law Department


Oversees the Law Department; responsible for all legal business related to the administration, City Council and City boards and commissions.

  • Phone: (585) 428-6986

Office of Management and Budget 

Christopher Wagner, Director



Manages the development and monitoring of the annual budget and the capital improvement plan. Oversees efficiency and effectiveness efforts.

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Finance Department

Rosiland Brooks-Harris, Director



Manages the City's financial affairs including accounting, purchasing, assessment, treasury, tax collection, municipal code adjudication and all municipal parking functions.


Department of Human Resource Management

Tassie Demps, Director



Oversees all personnel functions, including Civil Service, labor negotiations and development of various personnel policies.

  Tassie Demps


Department of Environmental Services

Norman Jones, Commissioner




Oversees all public works operations including: water, lighting, recycling, refuse collection, snow and ice control and street maintenance. Maintains municipal fleet, facilities and parks. Manages the City's architecture and engineering functions and administers operation of the Mt. Hope and Riverside cemeteries.

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Department of Information Technology




Manages all computing and related online technical operations; oversees the Records Management Office.

  • Phone: (585) 428-7587


Department of Neighborhood & Business Development

Gary Kirkmire, Commissioner



Oversees the City’s housing and economic development programs, planning and zoning activities and building and property code enforcement efforts. Directs the department's four neighborhood service centers that, using cross-functional staff teams, work to stabilize and improve the quality of life in city neighborhoods.

   Gary Kirkmire  


Department of Recreation and Human Services

Dr. Daniele Lyman-Torres, Commissioner 


Oversees R- Centers, Bureau of Employment Skills and Training, and youth programs including Summer of Opportunity, BizKid$ and Pathways to Peace. Leads parks stewardship efforts and administers the Public Market.


  Daniele Lyman-Torres

Emergency Communications Department

Mike Cerretto, Director 


Oversees all aspects of emergency communications; coordinates 911 functions for City Police and Fire, Monroe County Sheriff's Office, various town and village police and fire departments, and ambulance corps.

  • Phone: (585) 528-2207
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Rochester Police Department 

Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, Chief  


Oversees the functions and operations of the Rochester Police Department and the civilian security guards for municipal facilities and events.


Rochester Fire Department

Felipe Hernandez, Jr.



Oversees the functions and operations of the Rochester Fire Department functions, including fire prevention, suppression and public education.




Rochester Public Library

Patty Uttaro, Director




Manages the operation of the Central Library and 10 city branch libraries.

   Patty Uttaro