Daniel Joseph Donovan
Bronx County Aide – Ancient Order of Hibernians
Daniel Joseph Donovan emigrated to America from West Cork in search of a better life for his family, and settled in the Westchester Square area of the Bronx with his wife Maureen, to raise their two daughters, Laurie and Danielle.
Danny attended Bantry Vocational School in Co. Cork, Ireland and CUNY School of Professional Studies at night to further his career. He is now an Adjunct Professor for CUNY at their school for Building Performance Laboratory teaching the Building Operators Certification course.
Danny is responsible for the Energy Department of Asset management within the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). He oversees the mayor’s initiative of reducing the city’s carbon footprint 80% by the year 2050 that involves major upgrades to fifty-five city owned buildings. Prior to that, Danny was the Assistant Director of Mechanical Maintenance and Operations of all city operated courthouses and municipal buildings. He originally worked as a Stationary Engineer before being promoted to the civil service title of Senior Stationary Engineer serving as Chief in several municipal buildings and courthouses throughout New York City.
Early in his career, Danny joined the Board of Education as a custodian, working his way up to Custodian Engineer and then Stationary Engineer before transferring to DCAS.
Danny joined the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 3 Bronx County twenty-nine years ago shortly after arriving in New York. He served two terms as President and runs the annual golf outing for the division that has raised thousands of dollars to sponsor eight grade students who are graduating from seven local Catholic elementary schools located in the North-East Bronx. The division also awards a scholarship to a member of the St. Raymond’s GAA FC as well as supporting several local catholic charity groups.