Please join the MCNY Community as we congratulate Gary P. Jenkins, MPA’06 & MCNY Trustee, on his 2022 appointment as Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Social Services.

We thank you, Gary, for your commitment to public service and the strengthening of services in New York and wish you the best of luck as you continue to prove that the “Power of Purpose” has no limits.

News story in the New York Post by Sam Raskin

Mayor Eric Adams announced the selection of several “seasoned” administration officials, including an appointment to head the Big Apple’s social services agency.

“I am humbled and honored to be appointed by Mayor Eric Adams,” said Gary Jenkins in a statement. “I look forward to working collaboratively with partners across government to implement the mayor’s vision — strengthening the social safety net, streamlining service delivery, and maximizing our relationships with state and federal partners to get the funding New Yorkers need.”

Gary Jenkins, the Human Resource Administration administrator, will serve as commissioner of the agency, the incoming mayor said in a press release. Jenkins has served in the agency, which oversees the Big Apple’s city’s food stamp and employment services programs, for more than 30 years, and in his current role since September 2020.

Learn more about Gary Jenkins’ purpose-driven journey and read his bio in the MCNY Power of Purpose Book.