Jarosh previously worked for Pataki and as special assistant at the state Department of Agriculture and Markets. She is the owner of KJ Classic Events, an event design and production firm. She is also a member of the Republican Committee.
"Her experience and her commitment to public service, as well as her passion for the city, make Kate the best choice," Ivins said.
Public Safety Commissioner Ron Kim is returning, but his deputy commissioner Frank Dudla is not. Kim has chosen to replace Dudla with now-Deputy Mayor Eileen Finnernan. Dudla served as deputy safety commissioner for parts of the past two administrations, taking office after the Erin Dreyer scandal that temporarily eliminated the position. Finneran has served as deputy mayor since Valerie Keehn took over as city mayor in 2006.
Kim stated the change was made because he saw the council heading in a "new direction."
Accounts Commissioner John Franck, who ran unopposed, will retain Deputy Commissioner Michelle Boxley.""