Betty Leong honored as woman trailblazer

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Betty Leong was honored for her contributions by Nassau County on Monday. (Photo courtesy of Legislator Ellen Birnbaum's office)
Betty Leong was honored for her contributions by Nassau County on Monday. (Photo courtesy of Legislator Ellen Birnbaum's office)

Betty Leong was recognized for her important contributions to Nassau County and the residents of the 10th Legislative District by Legislator Ellen Birnbaum (D-Great Neck) during the Nassau County Legislature’s annual Women Trailblazers ceremony on Monday, March 25.

Leong, of New Hyde Park, is a retired New York City high school math teacher and newly appointed co-president of the Chinese Center of Long Island. She is also a former co-president and board member of the Great Neck Chinese Association. In both roles, she raised awareness and appreciation of Chinese culture through programming and community outreach.

As a board member of the Lakeville Estates Civic Association of New Hyde Park, Leong has represented the community at many seasonal community gatherings. She also serves on the Town of North Hempstead’s Ethics Committee and has worked closely with Town officials to introduce the game of Pickleball to the Town’s seniors

Leong is also a volunteer coordinator at the Joy Fu Senior Program at Michael J. Tully Park and supported efforts to revitalize the New Hyde Park Senior Club at Clinton G. Martin Park. She has traveled to Albany on behalf of AARP to advocate for caregiver tax credits and increasing aid to home and community-based services.

“Betty Leong continues to be a tireless, passionate individual who enjoys being involved in community affairs and serving the members of community enthusiastically,” Birnbaum said. “I am delighted to recognize her advocacy for Nassau County’s Chinese-American community, for seniors and residents of the Town of North Hempstead during this year’s Women Trailblazers celebration.”

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