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Tania Del Rio

Commissioner for Inspectional Services, City of Boston

Tania Del Rio is the incoming Commissioner for Inspectional Services for the City of Boston. She has a B.A. from New York University and a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. She is a BPS mother, a Latina immigrant, and a proven leader. 

In a previous position as a Senior Advisor to Mayor Michelle Wu, Tania headed the Coordinated Response Team, where she brought together over a dozen City departments and partner agencies to transform how the City cares for unsheltered constituents impacted by substance use disorder, homelessness, and untreated mental illness, with a focus on the ‘Mass and Cass’ / Newmarket neighborhood. In 2023, she coordinated the work that helped over a hundred unsheltered people transition from a large encampment into safe and supportive settings. 

As the former Executive Director of Boston’s Office of Women’s Advancement and YWCA Cambridge, she has a track record of providing transformative leadership by fostering innovation, promoting strong organizational culture, responsible financial stewardship, and sharp strategic planning. Her work includes launching Boston’s Childcare Entrepreneur Fund, which continues to provide crucial support to the city’s childcare workers. 

Tania is a proud resident of East Boston and an involved community leader. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two children, and staying active by surfing, swimming, and running.