Earlier this summer, Seth Diamond '88 became New York State's director of storm recovery. He was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. In this position, Diamond is in charge of the state's storm recovery initiatives for Hurricanes Sandy, Irene, and Lee. These initiatives include housing, business, transportation, coastal and inland infrastructure, and local community planning programs. Prior to his current appointment, Diamond was the commissioner for the New York City Department of Homeless Services. Diamond has also served as executive deputy commissioner of the Family Independence Administration at the Human Resources Administration, where he oversaw the New York City’s public assistance and food stamp programs.
“New York City owes a debt of gratitude to Seth Diamond for his leadership over the past 23 years," said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the press release announcing Diamond's appointment. "Serving through two administrations, Seth helped implement the country's largest welfare reform initiative and assisted in the creation of our City's Back to Work and WeCARE programs. As Commissioner of Homeless Services, Seth led our effort to help more individuals and families in the shelter system connect with employment and work. On behalf of those men and women, and everyone else whose lives he has touched, I thank Seth for his leadership and compassion."
Posted on July 26, 2013