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Mayor Miro Weinberger Announces City Leadership Changes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 18, 2018
Contact:  Katie Vane
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Mayor Miro Weinberger Announces City Leadership Changes
Beth Anderson Appointed Permanent Chief Administrative Officer; Chief of Staff Brian Lowe Appointed Acting Chief Innovation Officer; Jordan Redell Appointed Chief of Staff

 

Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced changes in three City leadership positions: the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), and the Chief of Staff. The Mayor appointed Beth Anderson the CAO, named former Chief of Staff Brian Lowe the Acting CIO, and appointed Jordan Redell to serve as his new Chief of Staff.

 

Anderson became the City’s first-ever Chief Innovation Officer in June 2015, quickly earning a reputation as a strong and thoughtful leader with a clear vision for improvements to the City’s IT and analytical capacity that have saved taxpayer dollars and delivered better services to the City. In September 2017, the Mayor asked her to serve as the Interim CAO, overseeing the City’s finances in addition to her CIO role. She has excelled in all her duties, and the Mayor will seek Council confirmation for her position as the permanent CAO at the Council’s April 30 meeting.

 

“Beth’s service to the City includes impressive work on diverse and difficult assignments,” said Mayor Weinberger. “She has earned the respect and trust of her colleagues and proven herself a responsible and far-sighted steward of public resources. I feel fortunate to have her stepping into the permanent CAO role.”

 

“It is an honor to be asked by Mayor Weinberger to lead the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office in a permanent capacity,” said Anderson.  “I have accepted this permanent position knowing that the City’s innovation efforts, and the talented IT team, will be in good hands. I look forward to continuing to work with the Clerk-Treasurer’s department in its efforts to further strengthen the City’s finances.”

 

Lowe has served as the Chief of Staff since July 2015, helping advance numerous projects and initiatives, including the CityPlace Burlington redevelopment project, the City’s comprehensive capital planning efforts, the collaborative reform of the retirement system, the negotiation of landmark infrastructure financing agreements with City non-profit institutions, as well as daily operational and administrative issues that involve the Mayor’s Office, Department Heads, City Council, organizations, and institutions in the City of Burlington.

 

“Brian has been an incredibly committed, hard-working, and effective Chief of Staff,” said Mayor Weinberger. “I am excited that he has agreed to take on new responsibilities advancing our data analysis, technology, and continuous improvements efforts as Acting CIO. He will bring the same integrity, leadership, and dedication to this new role as he has demonstrated repeatedly over the past three years.”

“Serving as the Mayor’s Chief of Staff has been an honor and a joy, and I look forward to working with the talented Innovation and Technology team at a time when cities are learning how to apply advances in technology to improve operations and benefit residents,” said Lowe. 

Prior to successfully managing the Mayor’s 2018 re-election campaign, Redell worked in the Mayor’s Office for over two years as the Administrative Coordinator, facilitating Mayor’s Office operations, acting as a liaison between constituents and City Departments, and collaborating with local and national organizations, including the Mayor’s Innovation Project, to further City initiatives. In addition, she served as a member of the Housing Trust Fund and organized major events, including Town Hall meetings and community forums.

“During her time in the Mayor’s Office, Jordan has earned the respect of many inside and outside the Administration by skillfully facilitating progress on numerous mayoral initiatives,” said Mayor Weinberger. “As my Campaign Manager, Jordan demonstrated her tenacity, creativity, hard work, great judgement, and good humor, and I am excited that she is bringing these talents back to the Mayor’s Office.”

 

“I am honored to serve the City in this new capacity,” said Redell. “I look forward to working with Mayor Weinberger and our incredible team of City employees to continue our efforts to make Burlington a vibrant, affordable, and welcoming city.” 

 

Lowe and Redell began serving in their new roles today.

 

*Please see resumes for AndersonLowe, and Redell, as well as a City leadership team photo.

 

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Press Release Date: 
04/18/2018
City Department: 
Mayor's Office