If It’s Good for Our Families, It’s Good for Queens

QUEENS, NY – Borough President Melinda Katz shared some of the milestones reached in the first year in office and touched on her priorities for the future of Queens during her first State of the Borough Address delivered this morning at Colden Auditorium on the campus of Queens College.

With a theme of “If It’s Good for Our Families, It’s Good For Queens,” the Borough President’s address touched on the milestones that have helped make Queens a better place to raise a family and discussed her goals for furthering her agenda to help Queens families live better lives. Among the areas touched on in the speech were Economic Development, Education, Housing, Tourism & Culture, Infrastructure and Sandy Rebuilding.

A copy of the State of the Borough Address as prepared for delivery can be found by clicking here.

The key points of the speech included the following:

Immediately following the State of the Borough Address, guests enjoyed a brief reception featuring a sampling of “A Taste of Queens”, an annual culinary and networking event held every spring by the Queens Economic Development Corporation that highlights local businesses.  The sampling reception featured Aron’s Kissena Farms of Flushing, Bittergreen Catering of Long Island City, Coffeed of Long Island City, Redwood Deli of Forest Hills, Richi Rich Palace of Richmond Hill and Youcake Bakery of Astoria.

The State of the Borough Address was filmed by Queens Public Television (QPTV) and will be aired on the following dates and times on the following channels:

Day                 Date                                           Time               Time Warner      RCN      Fios

Friday             January 23, 2015                  3:00 PM             79 & 1998              83           35

Saturday        January 24, 2015                   11:00AM             56 & 1996             84           36

Sunday           January 25, 2015                   8:30 PM              79 & 1998              83           35

Monday          January 26, 2015                   5:30 PM              79 & 1998              83           35

The 2015 State of the Borough event was partly sponsored by JetBlue Airways Corporation, headquartered in Long Island City, Queens..

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