Council Member Barry S. Grodenchik is a lifelong Queens resident. He is the New York City Council Member representing Eastern Queens, District 23.
Mr. Grodenchik grew up in Pomonok Houses and graduated from Jamaica High School in 1978. He went on to attain a Bachelor’s Degree in history and economics from Binghamton University.
In 1987, Mr. Grodenchik got his start in public service, working on the staff of Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn, who represented portions of north-central Queens. He worked for her until leaving to become the Queens Regional Representative for then-New York Governor Mario Cuomo for two years. Grodenchik left in 1991 to become the Chief Administrative Officer for Queens Borough President Claire Shulman, and later served as Deputy Borough President under Helen Marshall.
Mr. Grodenchik was elected to serve in the New York State Assembly from 2002-2004, and was elected to City Council in November 2015.