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Star of Queens: David Sands, Community Board 5

BY BROOKE RUTMAN 

Background: David Sands grew up in Glendale, where he has happily resided all of his life. He graduated from McClancy High School and received his associate’s degree at Queensboro. Sands is married to his wife Sandy, and has three children, Samantha, Olivia and Joshua.

Occupation: Sands is an electrician at the Roosevelt Avenue subway station and is part of the union local 3, which works throughout airports, baseball stadiums and train stations.

Community Involvement: Sands is the vice president of Liberty Park Homeowners Association, which is made up of about 700 families. When he and the current president took it over 10 months ago, the number of members significantly increased.

Sands was recently appointed to Community Board 5. He wants to make a difference and would like to become a part of the Parks Committee. He started getting involved with Evergreen Park in Glendale four years ago and has since helped to raise 2 million dollars for the park.
Sands also coaches his daughter’s fourth-grade basketball team.

Biggest Challenge: “My biggest challenge would be finding the time to balance community board work, local 3 and family time. I am very involved with local 3 with being a volunteer work officer,” Sands said. “I really want to make the middle class stronger.”

Greatest Achievement: “My greatest achievement would be my family and three children,” Sands said.

Biggest Inspiration: “My mom,” Sands said. “She just got through battling cancer and she raised five children. She’s an amazing woman.”

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