MOUNT VERNON and NEW YORK, NY — May 17, 2018 — The following statement was released by Brian Finnegan, Chief of Staff for Manhattan public relations firm Todd Shapiro Associates, announcing their resignation from the City of Mount Vernon:
“Todd Shapiro Associates of Manhattan has officially resigned the account of the City of Mount Vernon, as of Tuesday, May 15. The firm is not on same page with the city and Mayor’s Office, and will provide no further communications consultation. The City of Mount Vernon is a great place to live and is home to many wonderful people. We believe that our differences with the Mayor are too great to bridge. We offer our best wishes to the City of Mount Vernon and respectfully request that all media inquiries regarding the city be directed to the Mayor’s office,” said Brian Finnegan, Chief of Staff, Todd Shapiro Associates Public Relations.