Normandía Maldonado’s impact and selflessness within the Dominican community is unmatched, especially in New York City. Decades ago, his visionary leadership was a driving force behind the intertwining of Dominicans within the communities of Washington Heights, Inwood, The Bronx, and beyond.
His altruism and contributions were of many colors, and his artistic vitality was revered and appreciated. She helped the Dominican people build their own legacy – she forged efforts to establish the Dominican National Parade, the Juan Pablo Duarte statue and to establish the Casandra Damirón Hall of Fame – ensuring that the accomplishments and talents of her fellow artists Dominicans received the recognition they deserved.
At times like these, it is important to recognize the many sources of hope and direction from leaders across the community and the impact that icons like Normandía Maldonado continue to have on society. I can’t think of a better way to honor her than to consecrate her name in a United States Postal Service headquarters, an institution that provides a true public service, just as Normandía Maldonado did through her work and talent.
— ADRIANO ESPAILLAT to almomento.net