QUEENS — She wants to be the voice of Southeast Queens in Albany.
Adams, who is now serving her second term as Chairwoman of CB12, is known for her efforts to prevent the city from building additional homeless shelters in the area which is already saturated with shelters, as well as her fight for education equity for local children.
“The people of Queens are a diverse, vibrant community with distinctive needs,” Adams said in a statement. “Too often we are ignored in Albany.”
Last year, Adams was appointed by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz to the Queens Library's Board of Trustees and to the Jamaica Now Leadership Council, a group created to oversee the implementation of the Jamaica Now Action Plan, a blueprint for development in the neighborhood released last spring.
Adams, who lives in Jamaica, currently works as an educator and corporate training professional and as such she has collaborated with a number of companies, including Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, according to her bio.
“We need proper economic development, equal opportunities with regard to MWBE [Minority and Women's Business Enterprise] contracts, education equity and criminal justice reform if we are to thrive and prosper,” Adams said.