‘We’re just getting started’: Queens BP Richards highlights administration’s investments and initiatives during 2023 State of the Borough address


Queens Borough President Donovan Richards delivered his 2023 State of the Borough address Friday, April 28, at the Claire Shulman Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, during which he highlighted the borough’s accomplishments over the last year while also providing details into what he would like to see done in the future.

Among the accomplishments Richards highlighted during his address were the allocation of millions of dollars toward boosting the health care system in Queens, signing off on over 4,600 affordable housing units since becoming borough president and making historic investments toward building tangible and societal infrastructure. Additionally, Richards pushed for the establishment of universal free after school programming within the borough and called for a community-centric neighborhood plan in Jamaica.