I am delighted to report the appointment of Eileen Songer McCarthy as my Senior Advisor for Policy Development. Eileen will bring her exceptional talent and extensive record of community and professional accomplishment to the challenges of public leadership. For the moment, Eileen is at City Hall on a part-time basis while she winds down her law practice. She will join me full-time beginning in March. I am fortunate to have someone of Eileen’s stellar temperament and judgment at my side.