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Queens Chamber of Commerce hosts Department of Buildings commissioner for meet-and-greet with business leaders

DOB Commissioner Ulrich and the Queens Chamber of Commerce
Department of Building Commissioner Eric Ulrich at meet and greet hosted by the Queens Chamber of Commerce. (Photo courtesy of the Queens Chamber of Commerce)

His signature appears on permits at construction sites across the five boroughs and now, less than two months into his tenure, Department of Building Commissioner Eric Ulrich is sharing his vision for his agency’s impact on construction and real estate.

The Queens Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a meet-and-greet event with 125 business and community leaders in the auditorium of the Bulova Corporate Center in East Elmhurst.

DOB Commissioner Ulrich and the Queens Chamber of Commerce
Attendees at Queens Chamber of Commerce meet-and-greet featuring Department of Building Commissioner Eric Ulrich. (Photo courtesy of the Queens Chamber of Commerce)

During his 12 years representing south Queens on the City Council, Ulrich had a full understanding of the DOB’s mission to aggressively enforce the city’s Construction Codes, Zoning Resolution and the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law to protect workers and the public while promoting safety on construction sites and in the city’s nearly 1.1 million buildings.

Ulrich touched on the DOB’s efforts to modernize, streamline and re-imagine the agency before taking questions from participants on topics ranging from safety issues, zoning and violations.

DOB Commissioner Ulrich and the Queens Chamber of Commerce
Department of Building Commissioner Eric Ulrich and Queens Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Grech (Photo courtesy of the Queens Chamber of Commerce)

“The DOB is a pillar of the city’s economy and is one of the most important agencies in the city of New York,” Ulrich said. “My goal is to improve efficiency and customer service so that we can get the city back on track. We will ensure that our construction sites are safe so that we can get people back to work and start building again.”

Ulrich thanked the Queens Chamber of Commerce, which represents more than 1,400 businesses and more than 150,000 borough-based employees, for hosting the event.

“Throughout his 12 years in the City Council, Eric Ulrich was a staunch advocate for small businesses, and demonstrated a commonsense approach to governing,” Queens Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Grech said. “These skills make him the right person to lead the Department of Buildings at this critical time. We appreciate Eric joining us today to discuss his plans to streamline the agency and get stuff done for New Yorkers.”

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