Represent Your Neighbors on Community Board 1
by Clare Doyle
Are you civic-minded and interested in playing a part in New York City’s governance? Why not apply to join your local community board? Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is accepting applications for new members of the community boards. These are volunteer 2-year positions, and community board members attend monthly board meetings and deliberate on matters ranging from zoning and land use to parks and traffic safety.
The boundaries of Queens Community Board 1 are North – East River, Bowery Bay; East – 81st Street, Brooklyn-Queens Expressway; South – Queens Plaza North, Northern Boulevard, LIRR Tracks; and West – East River.
Borough President Katz appoints the Queens community board members, with half those appointees being nominated by the City Council members of their respective districts. The new round of appointed members will start their 2-year terms on April 1 2018.
The Queens Borough President’s office has posted a community boards online application form together with instructions. For more information you can also call Vicky Morales Casalla at 718-286-2900.
Photo: New York City Community Boards, photo credit Wikimedia Commons
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