Office of the Mayor (Full Rochester, NY Site)
Acting Mayor R. Carlos Carballada
R. Carlos Carballada became Acting Mayor on Jan. 20, 2011 after serving more than three years as Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development and more than one year as Commissioner of the new Department Neighborhood and Business Development. He has the official power to act as Mayor of Rochester in the time before the March, 2011 special election.
In his role as commissioner, Acting Mayor Carballada has aimed to provide safe, healthy neighborhoods, create thriving commercial corridors, increase economic vitality in underserved areas, assist and develop industry, and create jobs for its citizens, using a team-oriented approach with residents, investors and community partners to solve problems, address quality of life concerns, support our businesses and enhance our neighborhoods. Carballada is committed to continue improving public safety, education, economic development and customer service.
Prior to his service with the City of Rochester Acting Mayor Carballada was the chairman and director of M&T Bank after working as CEO and President of both First National Bank and Central Trust Company in Rochester. During his time in banking Acting Mayor Carballada was chosen by the New York State Assembly to serve on the New York State Board of Regents as Regent-at-Large, Vice-Chancellor, Chancellor and Chancellor Emeritus.
Administration - The Executive Branch of City Government
The Mayor’s Office represents the head of the executive / administrative branch of City Government. The Mayor is responsible for the administration of all City affairs, including approving local laws and ordinances; enforcing laws; and appointing department heads and members of certain boards and commissions. All City operations are overseen by the Office through the direct supervision of the Mayor and appointed senior staff.
The administration performs the City's executive and central support functions. These include strategic planning, developing and implementing policy, preparing and administering the annual budget and capital improvement plan, and coordinating the submission of legislation to City Council. The offices of the administration are also responsible for several centralized functions of the City government: Personnel and civil service; communications and public information; examining and evaluating City programs and processes through the Office of Public Integrity; and the City's legal business.