Marc A. HakenCommunity Board 8
Marc A. Haken was an educator and is a community advocate from Hollis, Queens. After retiring from teaching in 1995, he served for a number of years as the only non-clergy member of the panel of the Queens’s District Attorney’s Second Chance Program for First Time Misdemeanor Offenders ages 16-21 which aimed to keep young adults from having a criminal record. Marc has been involved in many community activities for years. He has served as the president of Hilltop Village Coop # 4 in Hollis for over 40 years and continues to do so and has sat on Community Board # 8 since the early 1990s serving as the chair of its Youth, Education and Librarary Committee and presently as its Budget Director. He has served as a Queens representative to the DYCD Joint Planning Committee since its inception, the Borough President’s African American Heritage Month/Martin Luther King Day Committee, as president of the Friends of Cunningham Park for over 30 years, served on the Board of Managers of the Flushing Y for over 10 years and has been on the Board of Advisors of the Parsons Beacon and Beacon 216.