Mayor de Blasio last week named Rick Chandler as the Department of Buildings commissioner, Richard Emery as chairman of the Civilian Complaint Review Board and Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick and Barry Cozier as chairwoman and vice chairman of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary, respectively.
“From protecting New Yorkers inside our buildings to protecting their rights as they walk on our streets, the leaders joining our administration today have the skills and experience to deliver for the people of this city,” de Blasio said in a prepared statement. “These folks know the city and know how things operate, are committed to serving New Yorkers in every community, and will work to build a stronger, safer, and fairer New York.”
Chandler is a professional engineer and assistant vice president of facilities at Hunter College, the mayor said. Emery has long been active in fighting for civil rights. Ciparick is a former judge with the state Court of Appeals, the state’s top court, and Cozier is a former justice of the Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court.