MYUNG J. LEE

What I am working on at the moment

Every day, I work with my team to help mayors and city leaders tap the knowledge, creativity, and service of citizens to solve public problems and create vibrant cities. Today, I worked with some city leaders in California’s Bay Area who want to tap into the power of their residents.  

Why I wanted to join the Participatory City Global Advisory

Who wouldn’t want to work with an organization that wants to bring people together to improve the lives of everyone living there? I am honored to join the Advisory Board and look forward to supporting the organization’s growth and learning from the process.

A little bit about my background

I am the executive director of Cities of Service – a national nonprofit organization based in the US that supports mayors to better engage their citizens to solve local problems. 

I am based in NYC but can often be found working in cities and airports across the country, and sometimes across the pond. 

Most recently, I served as a Deputy Commissioner with the City of New York Administration for Children’s Services. In that capacity, I was responsible for one of the nation’s largest publicly funded early care and education systems, serving more than 100,000 children. I have also worked for the Corporation for National and Community Service (a US Federal Agency) and at several nonprofit organizations over the years, including entities that provide services to homeless individuals, victims of violence and abuse, and children from low-income communities. My private sector experience spans business development, marketing, and human resources. I am a lawyer by training, though I wouldn’t call myself a lawyer at this point! I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband and daughter.