Robert B. Tierney is Chairman of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Commissioner Tierney oversees a staff of 70 with a budget of $4.6 million. Under his leadership, the Commission has granted landmark status to nearly 1,850 buildings, 82 percent of which are located outside of Manhattan. During this time, the Commission also has approved a record 50,000 permits for preservation work.
Prior to his appointment, Tierney was a visiting scholar at New York University’s Taub Urban Research Center, where he focused on issues of state and local governance, and before that, was Director of Public Affairs at AT&T. He also served as Counsel to New York Mayor Edward I. Koch and as Assistant Counsel to New York Governor Hugh L. Carey. He earned a B.A. at Yale University and a J.D. at Vanderbilt University Law School.
Chairman Tierney currently serves as Mayor Bloomberg’s representative on the Board of the Museum of the City of New York and on the Board of Directors at Jazz at Lincoln Center.