The sudden and tragic death of Queens Civic Congress President Patricia Dolan has left the civic community shocked and grief stricken.
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 citywide issues such as education, transportation, the environment, libraries and zoning.
As part of her job as president of the Queens Civic Congress, an organization made up of over 100 civic and community groups, Pat frequently testified at city agency hearings, wrote letters to city officials and the newspapers regarding concerns of her organization, and hosted many important events.
Pat was intelligent, knowledgeable, tenacious and fearless, and she was 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 many friends.