- 1. Career
Adrienne Eadie Adams is an American politician serving as Speaker of the New York City Council. A Democrat, Adams represents the 28th district, and is the first woman elected to the district.
Adams was elected in 2017 to fill out the remainder of the term of her expelled predecessor, Ruben Wills.
Her district includes the Queens borough neighborhoods of Jamaica, Rochdale Village, Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park.
She was a three-term chairperson of Queens Community Board 12. Previously, Adams has been an appointed member of the Queens Public Library Board of Trustees, and appointed to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Local Planning Committee (LPC) for the Jamaica Downtown Revitalization Initiative. She once served as co-chair of the Jamaica NOW Leadership Council.
Adams previously ran for New York State Senate against James Sanders Jr.