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, Springfield Gardens, St. Albans, Addisleigh Park, Hollis, and Jamaica. The daughter of Caribbean immigrants, Assemblywoman Hyndman emigrated to the U.S. from London, England as a young child. She spent her formative years growing up in Hollis & South Ozone Park attending public schools, PS 34, IS 109, JHS 226 & John Adams High School.
Assemblywoman Hyndman 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, she was able to bring in $30 million in capital funding for technology upgrades, facilities improvements, playground rehabilitation, and other amenities to enhance the quality of education for students.
Assemblywoman Hyndman’s professional career spans over a decade and a half with the NYS Department of Education as a Senior Professional Conduct Investigator, overseeing trade and vocational schools. She previously has held many positions in the fields of education and higher learning including but not limited to: Counselor for the Brooklyn College Education Talent Search Program; Director of Minority Affairs at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT; Assistant with the New York State Education Department Office of Higher Education.
While being in office she was selected as a fellow in early childhood education with the National Council of State Legislators because of her work in education. Assemblywoman Hyndman was also chosen by the Institute for State and Local Governance at the City University of New York for its first class of Lindsay Fellows.
Hyndman has been able to pass key legislation which included raising the threshold for MWBEs certified with New York City who can now compete for contracts up to $150,000 raised from $30,000; working with Assembly colleagues to raise the age of criminal responsibility in NYS; increasing educational opportunities for our middle school students by bringing a gifted and talented program to south-east Queens; alleviating long commute times and overburdening fares by working with colleagues to get the Atlantic ticket discount for constituents on the LIRR; securing funding for NYPD cameras to ensure the safety of constituents in Springfield Gardens, Laurelton, and Rosedale.
Assemblywoman Hyndman holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Framingham State College, Massachusetts. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She currently resides in Rosedale, Queens with her two lovely daughters Nia and Nyla.