Respecting the past, Building the future

Represent Your Neighbors on Community Board 1

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


Avatar for Clare Doyle

Clare Doyle is a graduate of the M.A. program in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies as well as a B.A. in Archaeology and History from University Dublin, Ireland. She has worked for 30 years in library reference publishing in New York. Clare is the Vice President of Green Shores NYC, a non-profit group that advocates for a cleaner, greener and more connected waterfront in Astoria and Long Island City

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Select Language »