Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. discussed his administration’s achievements and further goals during his State of the Borough address Friday at LaGuardia Community College’s Performing Arts Center.
Among the topics he discussed were health care and COVID-19 recovery, hate crimes and public safety, sustainability, transportation, economic development, civic engagement and budget allocations.
Richards praised the borough’s work in getting COVID-19 vaccinations. According to Richards, Queens County was the first county in the state of New York to reach both 1 million and 2 million vaccinations. He said that today, the county’s vaccination rate of 86% is the highest among all New York City boroughs.