Congratulations to Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott, the Queens Tribune’s 2016 Person of the Year!

In the Tribune’s special issue honoring Dennis Walcott, you can learn more about his background, his life in public service, and his plans for the future of Queens Library, as well as read testimonials from colleagues like Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and others.

“In the spring when Dennis Walcott was announced as the new head of the Queens Library system, the editorial staff was astounded at the breadth of his career in public service. We joked then that in March, we already knew who our person of the year would be,” says the Tribune’s editorial about its selection. “Walcott has found his home once again within the borough of Queens, pouring all of the talents he has developed into creating a library system that will educate, stimulate, and care for the children, families, and residents of the world’s borough. His unwavering commitment to civic causes is an inspiration to us all.”

Read the PDF version of the Queens Tribune’s Person of the Year issue.