Applications are now open for this year’s appointments to local community boards. The Manhattan Borough President will make her choices in consultation with local City Council members. Says Borough President Gale Brewer:
Community Boards may be New York City’s most grassroots level of government, but they are deeply involved in our city’s biggest policy questions… Community Board members help make New York work: negotiating to build affordable housing, planning safer streets, creating and preserving public spaces, and keeping our city government’s agencies accountable to each of our neighborhoods. I encourage New Yorkers of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to apply and serve.
You can find the application here. The filing deadline is Feb. 3. One suggestion. If you’re interested in joining your local community board, it’s a really good idea so sit through a meeting (these meetings are often not for the faint of heart). Here are the agendas for this month’s Community Board 3 committee meetings.