On November 3rd, Mayor Eric Adams named Kazimir Vilenchik, P.E., as Acting Commissioner of the Department of Buildings, following the resignation of Eric Ulrich.
A member of the Department since 2008, Acting Commissioner Vilenchik has served as First Deputy Commissioner for the Department, and before that was the Brooklyn Borough Commissioner. Prior to his tenure at the Department, Acting Commissioner Vilenchik worked for over 20 years in the private sector. He attended Belarussian State Polytechnic University in Minsk, Belarus.
In a message to Department staff, the Acting Commissioner said:
"Together, we have accomplished so much at the Department since the beginning of the new administration, and I have every intention of moving the ball forward on our other new agency initiatives. We continue to serve a vital role in this City, and I thank each of you for your continued dedication and professionalism."