Community boards, once known as community planning boards, are responsible for advising on land use and zoning matters, as well as service delivery and other community concerns.  Community Boards are also authorized by the New York City Charter to create plans for the future of their districts (known as 197-a plans).

Each board consists of up to 50 unsalaried members, appointed by the Borough President, with half nominated by the City Council Members who represent the community district.

Application deadlines for community board membership are coming up!  Find your community board here.

Applications are available online for:

Manhattan
Deadline January 15.
For more information, contact Shaan Kahn at Borough President Scott Stringer’s office, 212-669-4416.  There will be an information session held by BP Stringer’s office on Wednesday, January 7th from 6:30-8:00 pm at 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor.

The Bronx
Deadline February 6.
For more information, contact Tom Lucania at Borough President Adolfo Carrion’s office, 718-590-6005.

Brooklyn
Deadline February 13.
For more information, contact Camille Socci at Borough President Marty Markowitz’s office, 718-802-3700.

Staten Island
Deadline May 15.
For more information, contact Jason Razefsky at Borough President James Molinaro’s office, 718-816-2232.

Queens
Applications are available by calling Karen Koslowitz at Borough President Helen Marshall’s office: 718-286-2900.  City Council members often also have applications available at their offices.  Queens applications are due before January 14.

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