Mayor Nutter is turning to a veteran government relations employee from the former chemical giant Rohm & Haas to head Philadelphia's efforts to increase minority participation in city contracting.

Angela Dowd-Burton, deputy finance director for the city before she departed for Rohm & Haas, will earn $135,000 as executive director of the Office of Economic Opportunity. Dowd-Burton will be the office's third executive director in less than two years. The office is the successor to the Minority Business Enterprise Council. - Patrick Kerkstra