Alicia L. Hyndman was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 10, 2015, in the 29th AD, encompassing the neighborhoods of Laurelton, Rosedale, St. Albans, Addisleigh Park, Hollis, Springfield Gardens and Jamaica. The daughter of Caribbean immigrants, Hyndman emigrated to the U.S. from London, England as a young child. She spent her formative years growing up in Hollis and South Ozone Park, attending public schools PS 34, IS 109, JHS 226 and John Adams High School.
Prior to being elected to the State Legislature, Assemblywoman Hyndman worked closely with community stakeholders as an active member of Community Boards 12Q, and 13Q, serving as a member of the Boards Education Committees, and as a regular participant of the Rosedale Civic Association. Additionally, she served on the NYC Department of Education’s Community District Education Council 29 (CEC 29) for ten years, the last four years as President. Leading the advocacy for the 36 elementary and middle schools in the district, through collaborative leadership, Hyndman was able to bring $30 million in capital funding for technology upgrades, facility improvements, playground rehabilitation and other amenities to enhance the quality of education for students.
Miss Hyndman has also worked for many years in the fields of education and higher learning. In addition to having been a Senior Professional Conduct Investigator for the NYS Department of Education, she has held such positions such as Director of Minority Affairs at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT, Counselor for the Brooklyn College Talent Search Program and Assistant with the New York State Education Department Office of Higher Education. Assemblywoman Hyndman was, further, instrumental in the establishment of the Long Island Barber Institute, which graduated hundreds of Queens residents, enabling them to find work, become entrepreneurs and open dozens of small businesses throughout the borough.
As a longtime advocate of education, Hyndman focuses heavily on bringing resources and information back into the community. The assemblywoman is dedicated to supporting youth and senior services, alleviating flooding, growing small businesses, and providing greater access to living wage jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities. She is tireless advocate of residents of the 29th Assembly District.
Assemblywoman Hyndman holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Framingham State College, Massachusetts, and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She currently resides in Rosedale, Queens with her two lovely daughters Nia and Nyla.