Star of Queens: Joseph Risi, chairman, Queens Community Board 1
Joseph Risi is the chairman of Community Board 1 serving the Astoria, Long Island City and Queensbridge area.
The community board's role is to monitor the quality of services provided by various agencies, conduct public hearings to submit to elected officials, and monitor the allocation of funds earmarked for community development.
is honored to serve such a vibrant and diverse community with an active and participating community board.
PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Joseph Risi was born in Astoria, New York.
He attended St. John's University where he received his bachelor's degree in government.
He went on to obtain his doctorate degree at Widener University School of Law.
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Risi began his legal career as a principal law assistant at the New York State Unified Court System.
He began his private practice in Astoria where he currently practices as an attorney at Risi & Associates.
has been admitted to the United States Supreme Court
, United States Tax Court, United States Military Court of Appeals and the Appellate Division 2nd Department.
He is the past president of the Queens County Bar Association and the Long Island City Lawyers, member of the Columbian Lawyers Association, counsel to the United Civic Community Association, board member of the U.S. Selective Service System, member of the Queens Aviation Advisory Committee, counsel to Shareing and Careing Breast Cancer Support Services and chairman of Community Board 1.