City Loses a Man that Helped to Shape its Future

John E. Zuccotti wears a suit and tie as he speaks at a podium on the 9/11 Memorial.
John E. Zuccotti on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

John E. Zuccotti, distinguished New York City and federal government leader, has died at age 78. Zuccotti, a former deputy mayor, served as a member of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum Board of Directors and was chairman of global operations for Brookfield. 

“All of us at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum feel the tremendous loss of John E. Zuccotti, a dedicated member of our board and long-time civil servant,” 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels said. “As one of New York’s finest citizens, John played an important role in shaping our city into what it is today. He committed much of his life to public service in city and federal government, and as an officer in the United States Army."

Zuccotti dedicated his life to civil service. He served on the city’s planning commission in 1971 and was its chairman from 1973 to 1975. In the Edward Koch administration, he was chairman of the then mayor’s Advisory Committee on Police Management and Personnel Policy and a member of Koch’s Advisory Task Force on the Homeless. 

He was a leading voice in the rebuilding the World Trade Center and the revival of lower Manhattan.   

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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