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Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] [bruce.lai-at-council.nyc.ny.us: E-Update for the Committee on Technology in Government of the New York City Council (August 22, 2007).]
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Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 12:14:24 -0400
From: Bruce Lai
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Subject: E-Update for the Committee on Technology in Government of the New
York City Council (August 22, 2007).
Sadly, this will be the last E-Update newsletter I ever send out. I
am leaving the Office of Council Member Gale A. Brewer this Friday,
August 24 to become the Chief of Staff to the Chief Information Officer
of the New York City Department of Education. I will be working closely
with the Chief Information Officer, Ted Brodheim, to help in the
transformation of the New York City public school system through the
strategic use of technology, both inside and outside the classroom.
Needless to say, this is an incredibly exciting opportunity to tackle
the "digital divide" in another way, and I look forward to the challenge.
Shula Warren, currently the Director of Legislation and Budget for
the office, will take over as Chief of Staff. Shula is an amazing
person and will do a great job as Chief of Staff. Kunal Malhotra, a
graduate of University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a recent
recipient of the prestigious Truman Scholarship, will take over the
responsibility of being the technology go-to person for Gale. He will
be writing the E-Update newsletter as well as coordinating our office's
involvement with the Committee on Technology in Government and the NYC
Broadband Advisory Committee. Kunal will start in mid-September.
Please welcome and support Shula and Kunal in their new roles. Any
Chief of Staff-related e-mails should go to Shula at
shula.warren-at-council.nyc.ny.us. Until Kunal starts and has had time to
settle in, any technology-related e-mails should go to the main office
It has been a honor to serve under Council Member Brewer these past
four years, two as the Policy Analyst of the Committee on Technology in
Government and two as her Chief of Staff. She does everything that an
elected official should do. Gale works incredibly hard for her
constituents and the district. She is a policy wonk and a government
budget guru -- balancing the needs of her district with the needs of
other neighborhoods and the entire city. Finally, she is an incredibly
kind and generous person who wants to help everyone, literally. Gale
has been a friend and a mentor, and I have had a great time here at the
Council, primarily because of her.
To the Brew Crew, the many (many!) Brewer interns and everyone else
at the City Council, thank you, thank you, thank you. You've all been
great, and it's been an honor to work with all of you.
I will stop checking my e-mail addresses,
bruce.lai-at-council.nyc.ny.us and bruce.lai-at-council.nyc.gov, this Friday,
August 24. Shula Warren will inherit my blackberry so if you call
347.563.1295 after this Friday, it will not get to me. In the mean
time, you can e-mail me at brucelai-at-earthlink.net. If you are on Plaxo,
please send me (at my personal e-mail address) your card so I have your
current contact information. When I get my new contact information, I
will send it out -- through Plaxo and through my new e-mail address.
Thanks everyone. I hope you will continue to support Gale and the
rest of her staff in her efforts to make technology work for the people
of New York City and with everything else she does.
Chief of Staff
Office of Council Member Gale A. Brewer
New York City Council
250 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10007
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW PHONE NUMBERS
City Hall: 212.788.6975
District Office: 212.873.0282
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