QUEENS, NY – Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and the Marshall Family will host a special event to honor the life and legacy of The Honorable Helen M. Marshall on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 3:00 – 6:00pm.

Helen Marshall was a larger-than-life figure in the civic life of Queens, the City and State of New York, having served in the New York State Assembly (1983-1991), the New York City Council (1992-2001) and as Queens Borough President (2002-2013). During her decades in public life, Helen fought tenaciously to improve our children’s schools, to address seemingly intractable quality-of-life issues and to secure a fair share of City resources for Queens. As the first African American borough president of Queens and only the second woman to be elected to the position, Helen Marshall was a trailblazer who inspired many to pursue public service.

The event is open to the public. People are kindly asked to RSVP at www.queensbp.org/rsvp.

WHAT: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of The Honorable Helen M. Marshall
WHEN: Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM
WHERE: Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens

The event is organized by: Agnes Marie Marshall; Alexandra Rosa; Andrew Jackson; Cathy Moore; Connie DeLaigle; Corona East Elmhurst NAACP; Denise Pease; East Elmhurst Corona Civic Assn.; Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities, Inc.; Frederick Douglass Democratic Club; Greater Queens Chapter of the Links; Hillbillies; Hon. Barbara Jackson; Hon. George R. Dixon; Hon. Jeff Aubry; Hon. Veta Brome; Irving Poy; Kiwanis Club of LaGuardia Airport; Langston Hughes Community Library; Lisa Atkins; Mark McMillan; Melva M. Miller, DBP; National Association of University Women; Philippa Karteron; Queens Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Shurn P. Anderson; Susie Tanenbaum; and Wilma Bynum.