Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I,Ref – Staten Island/Brooklyn) was honored with the Community Leadership Award at the Verrazano Kiwanis’ Annual Dinner Dance and Award Banquet on Thursday, September 20th. Malliotakis has worked with the club extensively in the past year, in particular by offering ways to engage New Dorp High School students in local community service. The students participated in several cleanups organized by the Assemblywoman throughout the Staten Island portion of her district.

“Assemblywoman Malliotakis has gone above and beyond to make a difference in our community and to inspire some of our youngest volunteers. She constantly strives to improve her district and empower others to do the same. We are very lucky to have her as an elected official and community member,” said George Passariello, Founding Board Member of the Verrazano Kiwanis Club.

Malliotakis said “the Verrazano Kiwanis Club has been at the forefront of community service supporting many of our local charities. I thank its members for recognizing me and look forward to expanding our partnership to engage even more high school students to help prepare them to be New York City’s next generation of leaders.”


Caption: (from left) Verrazano Kiwanis President Courtney Gallagher, State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, Founding Board Member George Passariello.