2003-07-18 / Community

Rhodd-Cummings To Be Honored On July 26

Rhodd-Cummings To Be Honored On July 26

Councilman James Sanders Jr. and the Deerfield Area Association, Inc. will honor the memory of the late Assemblywoman Pauline Rhodd-Cummings on Saturday, July 26, at 4 p.m. at Beach 25 Street and Camp Road in Far Rockaway.

The public is invited to attend this cere mony that will rename Beach 25 Street from Camp Road to Rockaway Freeway "Pauline Rhodd-Cummings Drive."

Councilman Sanders notes that former Assemblywoman Cummings has a long comprehensive history of service in the Far Rockaway community. She served as the former President of the Deerfield Area Association, Inc., a former member of Community Board 14, a member of the Queens Democratic Judicial Committee, former Vice President of the 101 Precinct Council, and an Executive Board Member of the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC).

President Barbara Smith and the members of the Deerfield Area Association, Inc, remember the Assemblywoman as "a great civic leader, a great legislator and a great friend." The family of Assemblywoman Cummings will also participate in the ceremony honoring the memory of their loved one.

Former Assembly Member Cummings was the first woman of Caribbean descent to be elected to the New York State Assembly. She was well-liked and highly respected member of the Legislature representing the communities of Far Rockaway, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens, South Ozone Park, and sections of Richmond Hill. She served the Thirty-first Assembly District with distinction for three years before her untimely death on January 27, 2002.

Councilman Sanders honors former Assemblywoman Cummings for her commitment and dedication to improving the quality of life for the people she represented. "She was truly a positive motivating force in the community," noted Sanders.

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