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Board Member & Advocacy Committee Chair

Margaret (Maggie) Flanagan is a Queens native, who after years of serving as a classroom teacher, brought her marine education expertise out to the waterfront. While sailing professionally in our harbor, down the coast, and on the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, she continued inspiring students and communities to better understand and appreciate our valuable natural resources and vibrant maritime heritage. Back at homeport, Maggie developed innovative water access and education programs for Waterfront Alliance, and serves on the NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program and the Harbor Safety, Navigation, and Operations Committee.  She believes that our waters and waterfront are precious public resources, deserving increased public access and transparent management, and there is no better place to champion that than our own Flushing waterways!