About

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The Eastern Queens Alliance is a coalition of civic associations that joined forces in 1989 to address problems, issues and concerns that defied boundaries and plagued all or most of our communities. We know that it is in working together that we have the strength to confront the issues, negotiate viable solutions, and if necessary, agitate to bring pressure to bear to achieve our goals. We are a proactive organization, striving to be ever vigilant to prevent problems before they become entrenched. In doing so, we collectively enlist the aid of elected officials, as well as all of the government and private agencies who are charged with the responsibility and/or have the resources to assist us. 

If your civic association represents a community whose boundaries do not fall within the areas we currently encompass, and your civic is interested in membership in EQA, please contact us for an application.

Mission/Purpose:

To unify, organize, mobilize and utilize the talents and potentials of all of the residents, civics, neighborhood associations, businesses, clergy and service providers in the area in order to bring about self-determination by acting in concert on mutual concerns and issues; to use the instruments of power to maintain, preserve, and develop the economic, political, social, moral and cultural stability of the communities within the area; to maintain, stabilize, develop and improve the area's physical environment; to monitor, urge and support the improved delivery of services by the Community Board, elected officials  and all city, state and Federal agencies that make decisions which impact upon the lives of those residing in the area.


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2013 Snowy Egret Award Winner, the Honorable Helen Marshall (Center), President of the Borough of Queens with Eastern Queens Alliance Members (Left to Right--WIlliams Perkins, Rosedale Civic Association; Richard Belgrave, Professional Member; Barbara E. Brown, Springfield Rosedale Community Action Association; Louis Kilkenny, Springfield Rosedale Community Action Association; Bernella Wilcox, SpringGar Community Civic Association; Gloria Boyce Charles, Professional Member; Cynthia Curtin, Wayanda Civic Association; Patrick L. Evans, Springfield Gardens Taxpayers Association; Greg Mays, A Better Jamaica)  at the 2013 Idlewild Park Preserve Benefit Awards Luncheon