CGA Board Chair Cynthia Gonzalez was honored as one of the 33 Extraordinary Women of 2013 by Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes on March 21, 2013. This year is the seventh year that the Kings County District Attorney’s Office held the Annual Extraordinary Women’s event in celebration of Women’s History Month. Each of the 33 honorees serve as role models due to accomplishments in their careers and dedicated service to their communities.
Ms. Gonzalez has been honored for her dedication as Board Member to Carroll Gardens Association, Inc. and her service to Community Board 7. Ms. Gonzalez has volunteered her time selflessly to the Carroll Gardens Association for over a dozen years. In 2002, she was named Board Secretary and then took over the helm of leadership as Board Chair in 2006. During her tenure as Board Chair, Cynthia has overseen the fiscal recovery of the organization which has led to numerous programs for the community including a Free Computer Training Program, the Entrepreneur Assistance Program, the Homeownership Education and Counseling Program, and Free Health Fairs, among others.
Ms. Gonzalez has also served for decades on Sunset Park’s Community Board 7, fighting for improvements to her neighborhood and is a member of the New York State Advisory Council on Underage Alcohol Consumption. She previously served as the first Hispanic Democratic State Committeewoman/District leader representing the 51st Assembly District from 1988 – 1990. A licensed Master and Clinical Social Worker who has received numerous honors for her service including being named an Honoree at the 5th Annual NYC Latino Task Force Scholarship Dinner in 2009 and as an Honoree of District Attorney Charles J. Hynes’ Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in 2008.