Vice President for Government and Community Affairs
Appointed the Library's Vice President for Government and Community Affairs in 2009, George D. Mihaltses acts as the Library's liaison with elected officials and their staffs at the Federal, State, and City levels. His responsibilities include planning, developing, and implementing strategies for sustaining and increasing government support of the Library and its programs.
Mihaltses previously served as Chief of Staff to New York City Council Member Peter F. Vallone, Jr., Chairman of the Council's Public Safety Committee. He was responsible for managing all aspects of the office's daily operations, including legislation, budget, communications, and constituent services. Additionally, he was responsible for handling the office's land use and zoning matters and assisted in the preparation of Public Safety Committee hearings. He served on Community Planning Board 11 in northeast Queens, as a member of the Zoning Committee and as Chairman of the Parks Committee. A former Board President of the 218-10/12 43rd Ave. Owners Corp., he currently serves as a Board member of the Astoria Performing Arts Center.
Mihaltses holds a BA in history from Fordham University, graduating summa cum laude. Receiving his JD from St. John's University Law School in 2007, he was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2008.