Twomey Councilmember Williams' New legislative director

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New York City Council member Jumaane D. Williams, deputy leader, announced the appointment of Michael J. Twomey as his legislative director.

Twomey will be taking on the role formerly occupied by Nicholas E. Smith, who has transitioned to a position in the De Blasio Administration. "Michael is a welcomed addition to our team," Williams said. "He began as a legislative intern in my office nearly five years ago, and has since grown tremendously both professionally and personally. Michael brings a wealth of information and experience to this role, and I look forward to working with him. "

Twomey worked with Williams' office from 2012 - 2013, where he served as a legislative intern assisting with policy research, budget logistics and the participatory budgeting process. Twomey is a graduate of New York Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctorate with a specialization in legislation and government.
Following his internship with the Office of Council Member Williams, Twomey worked as a legal fellow for the Center for New York City Law, where he authored articles for and on zoning changes, special permit requests and Uniform Land Use Review Procedure. Most recently, Twomey served as an attorney in the Litigation and Program Counsel Unit for the New York City Human Resources Administration.

Twomey is an active member of the political community, having dedicated his time to the Brooklyn Young Democrats and the Brooklyn chapter of NAACP.

Twomey will manage Williams' legislative portfolio and coordinate with the Committee on Housing and Buildings on tackling affordable housing issues in this City.

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