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Matthew Beaudet Appointed as Commissioner of the Department of Buildings

July 31, 2020


Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced today the appointment of Matthew W. Beaudet as the Commissioner of the City’s Department of Buildings (DOB). Beaudet, who has served as Acting Commissioner for the Department following Judy Frydland’s retirement, will become Chicago’s first-ever Native American to serve as a City Commissioner according to City historians.

Mayor Lightfoot also appointed Marlene Hopkins as the Department of Building's First Deputy Commissioner.

Additional information about their appointments can be found on the City of Chicago website. 

BOMA/Chicago congratulates Commissioner Beaudet and First Deputy Commissioner Hopkins. Our Codes Committee and our entire membership are excited to continue our work with them in their new roles.