Brian Arrigo

DCR Commissioner

Brian Arrigo is Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). As Commissioner of DCR, he is focused on driving economic development in the state through tourism and recreation at our state parks; building healthier communities; meeting our climate limits by preserving our natural resources; and nurturing our next generation of environmentalists.

Prior to his appointment as Commissioner of DCR in April 2023, he served as Mayor of the City of Revere for seven years. During his tenure, he implemented reforms and initiatives to professionalize and modernize the city’s government to ensure city services were provided in an equitable and efficient manner. Under his leadership, the City developed its first master plan in over 40 years – Next Stop Revere.

Other initiatives achieved during his time in the Mayor’s Office include the creation of a 311-constituent service office and a Human Resources Office, constructing a new Department of Public Works facility and a new Point of Pines Fire Station, and ushering in hundreds of millions of dollars in public and private investment along Revere Beach, Shirley Avenue, and Suffolk Downs.

In 2023 Arrigo was elected President of the Massachusetts Mayors’ Association.

Prior to being elected Mayor, Arrigo was a City Councillor and held various positions with the MBTA, the City of Somerville, the District of Columbia’s City Council, and the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

A graduate of Suffolk University, Arrigo resides in Acton with his wife Daveen and their two sons Joseph and Jack.  

  • Department of Conservation & Recreation  

    DCR manages state parks and oversees more than 450,000 acres throughout Massachusetts. It protects, promotes, and enhances the state’s natural, cultural, and recreational resources.
    The health and happiness of people across Massachusetts depends on the accessibility and quality of our natural resources, recreational facilities, and great historic landscapes. DCR continues to improve the vital connection between people and the environment.
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