‘Flower Children’ Appoint Former Brooklyn Surrogate to Board

March 20, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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BROOKLYN — Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York, one of the largest and most respected children’s services agencies serving New York City and Long Island, has appointed former Kings County Surrogate Frank R. Seddio to its board of directors.

“I have spent the better portion of my life trying to uphold justice and the law, two fundamental principles of a civilized society,” Seddio said. “I am humbled and honored to help advance the significant work of Little Flower as it endeavors to help our most vulnerable neighbors find the security and care many of us take for granted.”

As a board member, Seddio will help develop policies and raise funds to ensure that Little Flower is able to continue its vast array of programs and services that support children, families and the developmentally disabled.

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Seddio, the current treasurer of the Brooklyn Bar Association, has had a diverse career in politics, law enforcement and the judiciary.

Seddio is a practicing attorney and founding member of the law firm of Seddio & Carone, PLLC which has merged with Abrams Fensterman LLP in Cnarsie. Throughout his career, he has exhibited an impressive dedication to public service serving in the New York State Assembly from l998 to 2005, and the New York Police Department for more than 23 years. He is also the former New York City commissioner of traffic enforcement. Always involved in his local community, he also was the district manager and chairman of Community Board 18.

“We are proud to welcome Judge Seddio to our board of directors,” said Grace Lo Grande, executive director of Little Flower. “His keen knowledge of the law, his extraordinary commitment to his community, and the significant relationships he has formed over the years with members of his community will be an invaluable asset to Little Flower and all those we serve.”

A native of Canarsie and current resident of Bergen Beach, the lifelong Brooklnite is a graduate of Brooklyn College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in political science, and of St. John’s University School of Law, where he received his juris doctor.  

Seddio served as grand marshal of the Brooklyn Columbus Day Parade in October 2010, grand knight of the Canarsie Knights of Columbus Council, and, for the last 18 years, has served as the parliamentarian for the New York State Council Knights of Columbus.

He was the founder and first president of the Canarsie Volunteer Ambulance Corp, founder and first president of the East Nineties Community Association, member of the Canarsie Lions and Kiwanis Clubs, and has been a community activist for over 45 years.

As a police officer, Seddio originally served as the police coordinator for the first West Indian Day Parade held on Eastern Parkway in 1969. He has been active in this association for more than 42 years serving as an advisor and legal counsel to the parade committee.  

—Ryan Thompson

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

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