Mayor Michelle Wu today appointed Eamon Shelton as the City of Boston’s Property Management Commissioner. Shelton brings over ten years of experience as a leader and senior administrator in large, dynamic organizations in the areas of project management, facilities management, construction management and non-profit management. Shelton’s first day in her new role will be Monday, July 25.
“Safe, healthy and accessible municipal buildings are essential to connecting every resident to Boston’s possibilities and ensuring our city is for everyone,” said Mayor Michelle Wu. “With Eamon’s years of experience managing large, system-wide projects, I look forward to working with him to care for and plan healthy, accessible and inspiring urban facilities for every resident, visitor and staff. from the city.”
“Our municipal buildings are essential to the delivery of crucial municipal services and the quality of life of our residents,” said Chief Operating Officer Dion Irish. “I am grateful to Commissioner Rooney for his years of service to the City of Boston and look forward to working closely with Commissioner Shelton to implement the Mayor’s vision for Boston.”
In his role as commissioner, Shelton will serve in the operations cabinet and work closely with the chief operations officer and other city officials to implement the mayor’s vision. Shelton will provide leadership in the management, maintenance, repair, security and operations of Boston City Hall, City Hall Plaza and several other civic facilities citywide. The department will also focus on preserving and protecting city assets in ways that ensure quality city services and city buildings that are safe, accessible, and sustainable for Boston residents and employees.
“I am very pleased to work alongside the people who keep our municipal properties safe, welcoming and accessible to all citizens of Boston,” said Eamon Shelton. “I am grateful to Mayor Wu and Chief Irish for this exciting opportunity to serve the community in a new capacity. I’m really humble.
Prior to becoming Commissioner of Asset Management, Shelton spent a decade working for the Boston Public Library, most recently as Director of Operations, where he oversaw the Facilities Management, IT, Security and Facility Management departments. project. Shelton and his capital construction team worked closely with the city’s Public Facilities Department, which manages several major system-wide projects for the Boston Public Library. These projects include the award-winning renovation of the Central Library in Copley Square, the construction of the East Boston branch, and the complete renovation of the award-winning Roxbury branch in Nubian Square. Shelton managed the construction of the new Adams Street branch, in addition to the state-of-the-art renovation of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Department and the Preservation Laboratory.
Prior to the City of Boston, Shelton held the position of Capital Projects Manager and Chief of Facilities in the Gwinnett County Public Library System in Georgia. Currently, Shelton is a part-time lecturer in the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University, where he mentors graduate students and teaches courses in construction management.
Shelton holds a Masters in Building Construction and Integrated Facilities Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Rhode Island College. Eamon lives in the Orient Heights section of East Boston with his wife and three children.
Shelton assumes the position of Property Management Commissioner previously held by Gregory T. Rooney, who served in various positions for the City of Boston for nearly 30 years.