Applications Open For Manhattan’s Community Boards

Community Board 3's January 2018 meeting.

Community Board 3’s January 2018 meeting.

If you’re interested in joining your local community board, now is the time. The Manhattan Borough President just opened applications.

The all-volunteer advisory boards consist of 50 members who serve two year terms. The borough president selects community board representatives, who must live, work or go to school in the community. Local City Council members help choose half of the appointees.

Community Board 3 covers the Lower East Side, East Village and Chinatown. If you’re thinking about applying, it’s highly advisable to attend at least one board meeting. CB3 meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. at P.S. 20, 166 Essex St. Board members serve on at least one committee. You can have a look at CB3’s committees here.

Applications are due by Feb. 8, 2019. Here’s the application. And here’s some general information about Manhattan community boards.