Queens Public Television mourns the recent passing of former Queens Borough President, Claire Shulman. Claire Shulman was very instrumental in bringing QPTV into existence. She was a strong advocate for community television and she used the power of her office to ensure that the cable companies, operating in Queens, were compliant with the terms of the cable franchise agreement.
Ms. Shulman became Borough President during a turbulent time in Queens' history and she was the first woman to hold that office. She served as Borough President from 1986 to 2002.
Claire Shulman was a consummate public servant who worked for the greater good of all the residents of this great Borough. We extend to her family, friends and colleagues our condolences and heartfelt sympathy on the occasion of her passing.