By Mark Hallum
Community Board 11 has added new members to its roster, with some having a background in community involvement in some way or another over the years.
Ben Turner is an Assistant Professor at St. John’s University Library and has lived in Bayside for six years with his wife and two children. He got involved with the community board to work on issues such as street safety, and plays a role with organizations such as Citizens for a Safer Utopia Parkway and Eastern Queens Greenway.
Michael McQuown is an attorney who graduated from Columbia Law School. A Bayside resident for nine years, he involves himself in the Bayside Historical Society, Veterans of Foreign War and the P.S. 41’s parent-teacher association. He is married with a daughter in 3rd grade and a son in kindergarten.
Elias Fillas is a Douglaston lawyer who has lived in the community for over a decade. He is involved in the Chian Federation, a Greek organization based in Astoria, as a legal council. Fillas has a wife and four children.
William Liao works at Queens Natural Meats and is a graduate of both NYU’s Stern School of Business and the London School of Economics. He has lived in Bayside Hills for over 10 years and has a wife and two children.
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