Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker announced a number of new key leadership appointments for her administration. In a packed mayor’s reception room at City Hall, Mayor Parker appointed Jazelle Jones as city representative, Kristin Del Rossi as streets commissioner and Crystal Jacobs Shipman to fill a new position leading the city’s sanitation efforts.

As part of Parker’s mission to make Philly a “cleaner and greener” city, Shipman will focus on sanitation in a newly created role of sanitation commissioner. Previously that work had been handled by the streets commissioner. Parker says Shipman will have one core mission: “ensuring trash is picked up, on-time, across every neighborhood in the city.”

Parker also made two more key appointments to her education team: Sarah Ward as deputy chief education officer and Debora Carrera as chief education officer. “I am passionate about ensuring that every learner I am responsible for has a quality education and a high functioning education system,” Carrera said. “Our learners will always be my priority as chief education officer. I will make sure that all the decisions that we’re making are made in the best interest of all of our learners.”

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Author: Tom MacDonald, WHYY
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