Getting Stuff Done: New York City Housing Initiatives
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Thu
New York State licensed Professional Engineer, Kazimir Vilenchik, joined the New York City Department of Buildings in October 2008 as a Deputy Borough Commissioner in the Staten Island office. He also served in the Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn borough offices before becoming Borough Commissioner of Brooklyn in 2018. In his role as borough commissioner, Acting Commissioner Vilenchik worked with a wide range of stakeholders to improve accountability and efficiency for construction processes in Brooklyn, while leading the borough office through the COVID-19 pandemic.
He was a key participant in the implementation of the Universal Pre-K program and has worked on the development and implementation of Code and zoning changes to promote affordable housing. Acting Commissioner Vilenchik has received numerous awards for his work on Universal Pre-K and flood mitigation efforts following Superstorm Sandy.
Acting Commissioner Vilenchik has over 20 years of experience in the private sector. His previous roles include work as an inspector, structural engineer, and project manager. He attended Belarussian State Polytechnic University in Minsk, Belarus.