A lifelong resident of Southeast Queens, Council Member Adrienne E. Adams was elected to the New York City Council in November 2017, becoming the first woman elected to represent City Council District 28, which covers the Queens neighborhoods of Jamaica, Rochdale Village, Richmond Hill, and South Ozone Park.
Council Member Adams was raised in Hollis, Queens; attended St. Pascal Baylon Elementary School and Bayside High School; and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Spelman College. At the time of her 2017 run for City Council, Ms. Adams was in her third term as Chairperson of Community Board 12, Queens – the 2nd largest Community Board in the borough. Professionally, she is a Corporate Trainer who has worked in Human Capital Management at several Fortune 500 corporations, specializing in Executive Training and Telecommunications Management. After minoring in Early Childhood Development, Council Member Adams also worked as a Child Development Associate Instructor, training child care professionals to meet the requisite goals to obtain the CDA (Child Development Associate) credential in accordance with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethics.
As past Education Chairperson of Community Board 12, Council Member Adams was the Board’s primary advocate for education equity of children within Queens School Districts 27, 28, and 29.