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Legislator Profile: Elizabeth Crowley – New York City Council District 30

by Caitlin Kelly
October 13, 2014
Glendale, NY
Overview of Profiles: Legislator profiles were designed to provide a snapshot of New York legislators, their issues of concern, any legislation they have been integral in passing, and how they might be interested in issues related to dance. This information was gathered through Internet research yielding news articles and through candidate's district and campaign website.
Office held: New York City Council
District: 30
Term: Second
Party: Democratic
Committees and Leadership:

Office Location: Atlas Park Mall - 71-19 80th Street, Suite 8-303 / Glendale, NY 11385
Phone: 212.788.7831
Email: ecrowley@council.nyc.gov

Focus of 2013 Platform:

Vote Results: 58.9% (http://www.nytimes.com/projects/elections/2013/general/city-council/results.html)

Concerns as they relate to dance:

Biography:
In 2008 Council Member Elizabeth Crowley was elected to represent the 30th Council District covering the Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, Woodside, and Woodhaven neighborhoods. Council Member Crowley was the first female and first Democrat elected to represent that seat. She has chaired the Fire & Criminal Justice Services Committee since January 2010 which oversees the Fire Department, Department of Correction, Department of Probation, and Criminal Justice Coordinator's Office. She also sits on the committees of Environmental Protection; Housing & Buildings; Parks & Recreation; State & Federal Legislation; and Women's Issues.

Council Member Crowley is dedicated to improving the communities she represents. In hearings at the Council, Elizabeth has proven to be a strong and effective advocate, and the Queens Ledger has hailed her as one of the "hardest-working members of the City Council." During her tenure she has been a powerful voice against cuts to uniformed personnel, including leading a citywide effort to save firehouses, and on improving the City's 911 call taking system. The Council Member has fought to improve women's access to healthcare in the city as well, leading the New York Daily News to hail her as a "Cancer Awareness Advocate." In the community she has championed new projects that improve the quality of life for residents, which include the construction of new schools, upgrades to local streets and sewer infrastructure, and improvements to our neighborhoods' parks and libraries.

Council Member Crowley received her B.A. in Restoration from SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology where she was a Presidential Scholar and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She also holds a M.S. in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute's Graduate School of Architecture.

After college, Council Member Crowley followed a passion for the arts and joined D.C. 9 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades as a restorative painter. This led her to work on numerous preservation and construction sites throughout the city, including the renovations of Radio City Music Hall, the Central Synagogue, and St. Patrick's Cathedral.

After the attacks of 9/11, D.C. 9 nominated Elizabeth for a position with the Consortium for Worker Education (CWE) to provide job training services to thousands of New Yorkers with a concentration on the building trades and the local manufacturing sector. Council Member Crowley worked with CWE to help administer a $32 million New York City Emergency Employment Grant to businesses negatively impacted by the terrorist attack. As part of a small team, she helped over 300 businesses stay open.

Council Member Crowley was born and raised in the district she now represents. Elizabeth is the 14 of 15 children born to Mary and Walter Crowley, who themselves were both dedicated to community service. She enjoys most the time she spends with her sons, Dennis and Owen who are enrolled in our local public schools. Elizabeth and her family live in Glendale.

Source: (http://council.nyc.gov/d30/html/members/biography.shtml)

Interests:

News Clippings

Maspeth Intersection Named for Gibbons

Op-Ed: Ensuring the Safety of Our Children

From Bibliophiles to the Unemployed, Woodhaven Library's New Space has Something for Everyone

Crowley Opens Campaign Office on Myrtle Avenue

Crowley Tours Maspeth IBZ

Biz Leaders Tell Crowley They Need Mores Support from the City

Lhota Blasts De Blasio on Crime Stance

Ridgewood Reservoir Reopens after Renovations

After Years of Pleas, PS 87 Celebrates New Extension

PS 229 in Maspeth Will Not Be Rezoned

Maspeth Intersection Named for Gibbons

Pol seeking details on 911 problems

A Big Loss for R'Wood

Marking the way for tributes


New Green Space at Atlas Park Mall

Staggering Cuts Avoided in 2013 City Budget Deal

2014 City Budget Deal Gets Mostly Warm Reception from City Pols

Forest Park Carousel A Moving Landmark

Council Members Tell Mayor to Hire More Police Officers

Queen's Pols Lambaste Bloomberg's Budget Proposal

Recognizing History in Ridgewood North
Elizabeth Crowley (Photo Credit: NYC Council Website)

Elizabeth Crowley
(Photo Credit: NYC Council Website)

Photo © & courtesy of Unknown


NYC Council District 30 map (Credit: <a href='http://council.nyc.gov/d30/html/members/map.shtml'target='_blank'>http://council.nyc.gov/d30/html/members/map.shtml</a>)

NYC Council District 30 map
(Credit: http://council.nyc.gov/d30/html/members/map.shtml)

Photo © & courtesy of Unknown

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