Early in her professional life, Tara Boirard made a commitment to improving our City and making sure that every New Yorker, especially the most vulnerable, has safe and affordable housing. After earning a master’s degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from the New School, Tara began her career as an entry level analyst in the housing unit at the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The New York City Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is responsible for managing the City’s $102.8 billion budget and oversees the budgets of more than 90 City agencies and entities, evaluates the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of City services and proposals, and helps implement the borrowing and bond programs that support a $17 billion capital budget.
Twenty-two years and several promotions later, Tara now serves as Senior Deputy Director for Housing and Economic Development, Infrastructure, Value Engineering, and Community Development. In this position she oversees and coordinates all aspects of budgeting and financial management for all New York City agencies that fall under the auspices of housing and economic development. In appreciation of her strong work ethic, a colleague remarks, “Tara has an incredible seriousness of purpose with her work. She never underestimates the importance of being a steward of public funds and how transformational her work can be for the well-being of our City. I cannot think of a better arbiter between City Hall and agencies than Tara Boirard, because she always finds the best solution for both, always.”