Malgieri served as president of the Center for Governmental Research from 1993 to Sept. 12, 2005, having started there in 1978. She was also part of Duffy's transition team after the former police chief won a four-man race for City Hall. Her education includes a political science degree from Holy Cross and a master's in public administration from Syracuse University's Maxwell School.
Her selection as Deputy Mayor was well received:
"Duffy's been taking some heat for some of his staff changes, but the Malgieri selection was a hit. In announcing the appointment, Duffy commented that "very few people have the institutional memory that Patti Malgieri has," perhaps a response to critics who say he is removing too many senior city administrators too quickly. The "institutional memory" was developed outside of City Hall, of course, but in her role at CGR, Malgieri has studied key area institutions, including the Rochester school district, and she has been both an analyst and a consultant on economic development.
A bright, experienced administrator, as deputy mayor Malgieri will be a powerful force in city government. She'll also be in an interesting position. In her work at CGR, she has been critical of Rochester school district operations. In her new job, she'll be reporting to a mayor who was sympathetic to the district during the campaign — and who won the endorsement of the teachers union." 1
Her husband, Rochester lawyer Patrick Malgieri, was Duffy's campaign treasurer in the 2005 run for mayor after being part of the group that lobbied him to enter politics in the spring of 2005.
Her father, Robert Kidera, was named President of Nazareth College in 1976.
She was born in Milwaukee on Oct. 31, 1955.
Notes and References
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- 1http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/archives/2005/12/Metro+ink+-+12+21+05 City Newspaper Article Dec 21, 2005