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Incoming Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced today that he will appoint outgoing city councilor and former mayoral candidate Felix G. Arroyo as chief of health and human services and will fill the two vacancies on the Boston School Committee.
Arroyo’s appointment is the first cabinet-level position to be filled by Walsh, who will be sworn in Monday morning, and comes one day after he named Daniel Arrigg Koh, a former adviser to outgoing Mayor Thomas M. Menino, as his chief of staff.
“Felix brings a wealth of knowledge and City of Boston experience to my Administration,” said Mayor-elect Walsh.
Arroyo, a popular citywide councilor, has served as a co-chairman of Walsh’s transition team.