The sudden and tragic death of Queens Civic Congress President Patricia Dolan has left the civic community shocked and grief-stricken.
She was struck and killed by a vehicle on her way to a community board committee meeting on the evening of Nov. 15.
Pat was a person who dedicated herself to improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. She was not only concerned with local issues in her community, but with countywide and city-wide issues such as education, transportation, the environment, libraries and zoning.
As part of her job as president of the QCC, an organization made up of more than 100 civic and community groups, Pat frequently testified at city agency hearings, wrote letters to city officials and newspapers regarding concerns of her organization and hosted many important QCC events. She lobbied elected leaders for changes that would be positive for the stability of our neighborhoods.
Pat was intelligent, knowledgeable, tenacious, fearless and a role model for many of us in terms of community activism. She was also a friend and I will miss her. My condolences to her family and all of her friends.
©2011 Community News Group
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