Lorraine Sciulli, longtime Vice President of the Juniper Park Civic Association has been named one of New York State’s Women of Distinction for 2012, an honor given annually to one woman in each of the state’s 62 Senate districts. She was nominated by State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr.

Lorraine is also a member of Community Board #5 for two decades, has been an active participant in the life of her community for more than 30 years, and she is nothing less than a dynamo!

A resident of Middle Village, Queens since 1939, Ms. Sciulli grew up adjacent to Juniper Valley Park where she enjoyed playing league sports. She attended Resurrection Ascension Grammar School and Grover Cleveland High School. Upon graduating, Ms. Sciulli went to work in an investment counsel firm for approximately 15 years, was an associate and registered representative in the National Association of Security Dealers (NASD), and at one point held a real estate license.

Around 1980, Ms. Sciulli began her affiliation with the JPCA and, by 1990, had become active full-time. At JPCA, in addition to serving as first vice president, she also serves as editor and advertising manager for the Juniper Berry Newsletter and is chair of the membership committee. In short, no matter what the JPCA is doing, she is always involved in it up to her very capable elbows!

As a member of Queens Community Board #5 for almost 20 years, Ms. Sciulli serves on the parks committee.

Ms. Sciulli is married and has a daughter and four grandsons. She has been honored in the past for her many contributions to the community by Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and Assembly Member Marge Markey, and she also received the JPCA “Lifetime Achievement Award.” Her energy and dedication are without parallel, and the people of Queens owe a great debt of gratitude to Ms. Sciulli for her many efforts on their behalf.