SUNY Delhi Graduate Named Deputy Mayor of NYC
Ana J. Almanzar, a 2000 graduate of SUNY Delhi, has been appointed by New York City Mayor Eric Adams as deputy mayor for strategic initiatives. Her appointment was announced at a press conference on May 26.
"For more than a decade, Ana Almanzar has built bridges between non-profits and government," said Mayor Adams. "From improving health outcomes in diverse communities at the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to overseeing a $25 million poverty reduction initiative on the state level, Ana has shown her ability to 'Get Stuff Done' for New Yorkers. Moving to New York City from the Dominican Republic, she has turned her American Dream into a reality."
As deputy mayor, Almanzar will oversee a large portfolio. Reporting to her in this role are the commissioners and executive directors of the Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence, City University of the City of New York, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, Mayor's Office of Child Care and Early Childhood Education, Mayor's Office of Equity, Mayor's Office of Food Policy, Mayor's Office of Nonprofits, and the Mayor's Fund and City Affiliated Nonprofits.
Almanzar, who earned a bachelor's degree from SUNY Delhi in 2000, also serves as a trustee of the College Foundation at Delhi, Inc. The 501 c3 non-profit accepts and manages charitable gifts and grants to support SUNY Delhi.
"I am pleased to offer my enthusiastic support for Ana Almanzar for this important role," said Dr. Mary Bonderoff, Officer-in-Charge at SUNY Delhi. "Ana serves as a trustee and leadership volunteer on our College Foundation Board of Trustees. Her commitment to student success and the life-changing opportunities that public higher education provides is extraordinary. The SUNY Delhi community is so proud to have one of our own serve New York in this way."
After receiving a bachelor's degree from SUNY Delhi, Almanzar went on to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from Columbia University.