Kingston Mayor Steve Noble has appointed Shaniqua Bowden a Kingston police commissioner. “I am very honored and pleased with my new appointment as a member of the police commission,” said Bowden. “I look forward to being an instrument of the community in such a way that will support and uphold the trajectory of Kingston we are each creating together.”
Bowden, a Kingston resident for nearly ten years, studied communications and interdisciplinary studies at Empire State College. She is an active mother of two, involved in her community in many capacities, such as her work with the Kingston Land Trust. Along with her husband, Frank Waters, she founded MyKingstonKids, an organization created to help the parents find children’s events and activities in a central location.
She hosts the Nubian Cafe weekly on WKNY Radio Kingston projecting the voices and issues effecting women and people of color. Bowden helped found Black History Month Kingston, and she’s also a board member of the Hudson Valley Current. Her work promotes openness through dialogue and self-awareness.