Monday, September 14

(September 11, 2020 at 12:14pm)

QUEENS, NY – The Queens Borough Board, chaired by Acting Borough President Sharon Lee, will hear a presentation from the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) about its efforts to help business owners cope with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Borough Board will also welcome special guest speaker U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who will discuss a variety of issues and priorities including the Ensuring Nutrition for America’s Students Act, a bill sponsored by the Senator to help stem the tide of food insecurity by extending the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program through the current school year and expanding eligibility to allow more children to receive the nutritious meals covered by the program. 

This meeting will be conducted virtually, with Borough Board members participating via videoconference. The meeting will also be live-streamed to the public on the Borough President’s website at

WHAT:          Queens Borough Board September Meeting           

WHERE:        Public live stream at

WHEN:          Monday, September 14, 2020 at 5:30 PM

WHO:             SHARON LEE, Acting Queens Borough President


KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND, United States Senator

JONNEL DORIS, SBS Commissioner.

About the Borough Board

The Borough Board is chaired by the Borough President under the New York City Charter and comprised of the borough’s City Council members and the chairperson of each Community Board in the borough.  The Board focuses on issues dealing with land use, development, public policy, budget, and other important matters with potential borough-wide implications. The Board hears presentations from City officials and others and, as part of the land use review process, is sometimes called upon to vote on land use questions that impact more than one Community Board District.

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