Decisions, Decisions, Help Make Decisions: Community Board Membership Application Deadline Is February 15

Decisions, Decisions, Help Make Decisions: Community Board Membership Application Deadline Is February 15
Community Board 6
Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson meets with Brooklyn CB Chairs and District Managers. (Photo via Community Board 6)

Are you passion about engaging in significant decisions in your community? Do you have opinions about real estate development, educational institutions, city-wide policies, and the future of our neighborhood?

If you are a New York City Resident and passionate about the above, consider applying to become a Community Board Member. In order to qualify, you need to live in, work in, or have a professional interest in the board’s district to apply. Applications are due by February 15, 2016.

Community Board Members shoulder a serious responsibility, and the Borough President appoints all board members. The duties of a member — including healthy doses of time, energy, and effort — are both significant and satisfying.

In our area, the community boards and neighborhoods are as follows:

Community Board 6: Park Slope and Gowanus as well as Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Columbia Street District, and Red Hook.

Community Board 7: South Slope, Greenwood Heights, Windsor Terrace, East Windsor Terrace, and Sunset Park.

Board members serve a voluntary two-year staggered term commitment. There are over 18 community boards in Brooklyn with 50 non-salaried members on each board.

You can access the application online, or contact Councilmember Brad Lander to take the next step towards membership. In addition, you can inquire about more information by contacting the Borough President’s Office at 718-802-3700.

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