Arcuri, who is currently the chair of Community Board 5 and vice chair of the Board of Trustees of the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, previously served on the Foundation’s board as the vice president.
"I'm honored to assume the role of board president,” Arcuri said. “Growing up in Glendale, I spent much of my formative years at the historic Glendale branch library, where I learned how to read and developed my love of history.
“I know the importance of the library to the community, and how much it needs the support of the private and philanthropic sectors,” he added. “It's a privilege to help the foundation create connections and drive that support.”
Arcuri is a Queens man through and through, having graduated from Richmond Hill High School and spending nearly 40 years serving on CB5.
Additionally, Arcuri is a member of the Queens County Traffic Safety Council, the Queens Borough President's Aviation Advisory Council, the Advisory Board of the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society, the Kosciuszko Bridge Stakeholders Advisory Council and the boards of the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District and the Boy Scouts of America, Queens Council.
In his new role, Arcuri will help lead the Queens Library Foundation, which is the fundraising arm of the Queens Library.
Diana Chapin, executive director of the Queens Library Foundation, said the Foundation is excited to welcome Arcuri into his new role. "We're fortunate that the foundation had such a capable candidate ready to lead us," Chapin said. "[Arcuri] is a noted business and community leader and a long-time member of our board, and we look forward to supporting the library under his guidance."