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Mayor-Elect Emma Mulvaney-Stanak Announces Hires for Key Positions in Mayor's Office

Incoming Chief of Staff, Communications Director, and Administrative Assistant bring years of experience in local and state politics and government.

Burlington, Vt. – Mayor-elect Emma Mulvaney-Stanak today named the three people who will assume key roles as she begins her first term as Mayor of Burlington.

Erin Jacobsen, Chief of Staff. Jacobsen most recently served as a Senior Assistant Attorney General and the Co-Director of the Community Justice Unit at the Vermont Attorney General’s Office. She has previously served on the faculty of Vermont Law and Graduate School and directed the school’s poverty law and immigrant rights clinics. Jacobsen is a graduate of Emerge Vermont, a political leadership training organization for Democratic women.

Joe Magee, Communications Director. Magee joins the Mayor’s Office after serving two-and-a-half years on the Burlington City Council representing the Old North End and Downtown. He most recently served as an outreach and communications advisor for Mulvaney-Stanak’s mayoral bid. Prior to joining the campaign, Magee worked as an event logistics consultant, and as a National Advance Manager for Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, producing nationally-televised campaign events 

Emma Allen, Administrative Assistant. Allen has served in this role for the  Weinberger administration since July 2023. She brings prior experience with constituent engagement and administrative support, having served in the offices of Senator Peter Welch and former Senator Patrick Leahy.



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