Application deadline: Friday, February 17

(January 31, 2023 at 10am)

QUEENS, NY – For 20 years, the Borough President’s Queens General Assembly (QGA) has brought together community leaders from all parts of Queens to help advocate for the borough’s most pressing needs. To further build on the group’s legacy of community service built across two decades, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. is now accepting applications from civic-minded individuals who are interested in serving as a QGA delegate for 2023.

“Last year, our Queens General Assembly came together in many ways to meet the needs of some of our most vulnerable communities across the borough, such as arranging a $50,000 in-kind donation to Queens food pantries and organizing holiday toy drives across several family shelters. That’s what community looks like, and that’s what our delegates achieve for our neighbors,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “I’m proud to continue the legacy of former Borough President Helen Marshall, who founded the QGA 20 years ago, by bringing another cohort of community leaders into the fold in 2023 in service to The World’s Borough.”

The QGA, a borough-level intercultural working group, brings together community stakeholders of diverse backgrounds and specialties for monthly dialogues and community actions that promote leadership enhancement, coalition building, and networking.

Recruitment for the 2023 session continues through Friday, February 17. Applicants will be contacted by the end of February, and approximately two dozen finalists will be appointed as delegates by the Borough President. An installation ceremony for the new cohort of delegates will be held on Tuesday, February 28.

This year’s delegates will serve for the remainder of 2023, with an option to continue as alumni after their term concludes.

Applicants must be Queens residents who are at least 18 years old and demonstrate an interest in community service and bridging societal divides. Those interested in applying can do so here, where a full list of requirements and delegate responsibilities can also be found.

For more information, individuals interested in applying can email Queens General Assembly Coordinator Susie Tanenbaum at [email protected].

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