President Obama Taps Bronx Borough Prez to Direct WH Office of Urban Policy

By Lee Speigel

Feb 18, 2009 10:50pm

ABC News has learned that President Obama has tapped Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión to serve as director of the White House’s new Office on Urban Policy.

Carrión — borough president since 2002 and president of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials — will coordinate federal programs to help cities. He has served as a city planner, assistant pastor, teacher, and city councilman.

The appointment was first reported definitively in Tuesday’s New York Daily News.

- jpt

UPDATE: Credit where credit is due. The Washington Post’s Al Kamen first reported that Carrión was "on tap" for the position on December 16.

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