I am pleased to announce that I have been appointed as a Senior Advisor @NYCMayorsOffice— Eric Ulrich (@eric_ulrich) January 5, 2022
I am truly grateful for the opportunity to serve in the @ericadamsfornyc Administration. I look forward to helping him implement his vision for a better New Yorkhttps://t.co/Hh0S5j3I6i
Former Queens Council Member Eric Ulrich has joined Mayor Eric Adams’ administration as a mayoral advisor, Adams announced Wednesday.
Ulrich — a Republican who represented District 32 in southwest Queens up until the end of 2021 — has been tapped as a senior advisor to the mayor.
He is one of two general advisors Adams named in a list of new staff members that includes chiefs of staff, commissioners and directors.
Ulrich represented the neighborhoods of Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Rockaway Park, Roxbury, South Ozone Park, West Hamilton Beach and Woodhaven for 12 years on the City Council.
He was succeeded by Republican Joann Ariola, who now represents District 32.
In his announcement, Adams noted Ulrich’s instrumental role in passing legislation that established the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services as well as his relief efforts for constituents following Hurricane Sandy.
Ulrich is not the first Queens resident to take on an important role in the Adams administration.