Deb Markell Kleinert
Award: HONORING WOMEN IN NEW YORK
Since the early 90’s, Debra Markell Kleinert has been a strong public servant, community leader and activist. A life long resident of Queens, she started her career in the private sector as a Systems Manager in the computer industry, working for a number of Fortune 500 companies. As the District Manager of Community Board 2, which serves the communities of Woodside, Sunnyside and Long Island City, Ms. Kleinert is instrumental in fostering cooperation and coordination with various City agencies that assist citizens in making New York City a better place.
Ms. Kleinert has been a community advocate for many years, holding various positions on numerous boards, including President of the 109th Precinct Community Council from 1994-1998 and President of the Mitchell Linden Civic Association until 1999, to name a few.
With an extensive litany of past and present civic and community endeavors, Ms. Kleinert is truly a citizen to be emulated. She is able to work on a vast array of community issues while bridging the gap between communities, resolving constituent complaints and establishing initiatives in order to benefit Queens and the entire City. She continues to help lead e orts to end graffiti in the community, works tirelessly to get additional parking for local neighborhoods, and leads the efforts to increase truck enforcement throughout the city.
Ms. Kleinert serves her community with pride and dignity and looks forward to continuing to work together to improve the quality of life for all Queens’ neighborhoods.
For her dedication, Ms. Kleinert has been honored with the “Woman of Year” Award, the Community Service Award at Transitional Services and the Community Service Award from the YMCA of greater Flushing/Bayside. In addition, Ms. Kleinert has been selected to receive an award from Visions for the Blind.