Melinda Katz was sworn in as the 19th President of the Borough of Queens. The ceremony was held Thursday, January 9, in the LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio administered the oath of office to Melinda Katz during Katz’s inauguration as the 19th President of the Borough of Queens..
Melinda Katz made her way to become the President of Borough of Queens, one of the most diverse Boroughs in the country. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio administered her the oath of office. Seen holding the Bible is U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley
Holding the Old Testament used for the swearing-in was U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley, the chairman of the Queens County Democratic Organization. The copy of the Old Testament they used had been given to Katz’s late father David (the founder of the Queens Symphony Orchestra) by Frank O’Connor, a former Queens County District Attorney.