Boston: Gaby Germanos Named Chief of Staff for the Equity and Inclusion Cabinet

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The Equity and Inclusion Cabinet today announced that Gaby Germanos will serve as the Cabinet's Chief of Staff. Germanos started on August 1st.

"Gaby is a great addition to the cabinet. Her expertise in identifying equitable resources while inviting the public to engage with the City's budget process shows the spirit our cabinet embodies," said Mariangely Solis Cervera, Chief of Equity and Inclusion. "I look forward to working beside her as we lay the foundation to transform city practices as a whole."

As Chief of Staff, Germanos will play a crucial role in advancing the Cabinet's priorities of ensuring that each resident has fair access to City resources and embedding equity and inclusion through city practices. She will be responsible for overseeing the Cabinet's daily operations and implementing equitable policies that reach all Boston neighborhoods.  Germanos will also work alongside Chief of Equity and Inclusion Mariangely Solis Cervera to drive strategic projects forward, streamline internal communications, and build capacity for the Cabinet's eight departments.

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"I'm excited to support the critical work of the Equity and Inclusion departments and advance Chief Solis Cervera's and Mayor Wu's vision for equity in Boston," said Gaby Germanos. "This Cabinet is filled with some of the most dedicated, smart, and empathetic people I have met across the City, and I am humbled by this opportunity to work with them to tackle the big issues."

Gaby is a Boston-area native and daughter of immigrants who is committed to ensuring that the city she loves is equitable, accessible, and welcoming to people of all backgrounds. Germanos has extensive experience in City operations and policy. Her tenure with the City began in 2017 in the office of then-City Council President Michelle Wu, helping develop the Councilor's policy platform and recommending improvements to the BPDA's development review process. Most recently, Germanos worked in the City of Boston's Office of Budget Management (OBM), where she started in 2018 as an analyst and quickly rose through the ranks to Assistant Director. In this role, she led the City's budget analyst team, drove landmark budget engagement initiatives, and was instrumental in the creation of Mayor Wu's first budget.

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"Over the last four years, Gaby has been a tremendous asset to the Office of Budget Management, making significant contributions to OBM's public budget engagement efforts and staff development," said Budget Director Jim Williamson. "Gaby provided high-quality analysis, recommendations for departmental budgets, and employee benefits, to name a few. OBM looks forward to continuing its work in partnership with Gaby, Chief Solis Cervera, and the entire Equity and Inclusion Cabinet."

Germanos lives in the South End with her partner and some dubiously healthy plants. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time in Boston's parks and green spaces, taking weekend rides on the commuter rail, and frequenting the many great restaurants in her neighborhood.

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