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Anita Laremont New York City Department of City Planning

Anita Laremont Named City Planning Director, Succeeding Marisa Lago

Anita Laremont has been appointed Chair of the City Planning Commission and Director of the Department of City Planning (DCP). Laremont, who has served as DCP’s Executive Director since 2018, begins her new role immediately. She succeeds outgoing chair Marisa Lago, who was tapped by the Biden Administration to join the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

“Anita is one of the smartest, savviest, most dedicated public servants I’ve had the pleasure of working with,” said Vicki Been, Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development. “New Yorkers are fortunate to have her at the helm as we move forward on key planning initiatives that will keep our city on a path to an equitable recovery for all.” 

Laremont first joined DCP as general counsel in 2014. Before that, Laremont was a partner in the law firm of Harris Beach PLLC, where she had a real estate, land use and government agency practice.  

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