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.
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.