Category: Community Boards

Faith-based Organizations and Real Estate Development Conference & Community Board Applicant Interview Panels Update

Faith-Based Organization Development Conference Rescheduled The Faith-Based Organization Development Conference that was cancelled tomorrow (Tuesday, March 14) has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 19, 2017. It will be at the same time (8 am – 12:30 pm) and same place 60 Wall Street, 47th Floor. If you received this email, you do not need to register again. Your seat is already reserved. We will send you another email a few… Read more

Wall Street Journal: Post-Election Surge in Applicants to New York City Boards

The Wall Street Journal’s Thomas MacMillan reported yesterday on how our office is experiencing a surge in applications to Community Boards. “Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said that while her office has been putting more effort into community-board recruitment, the increase in applications is also linked to the election. Her office received 1,030 applications this year for 300 open spots on Manhattan’s 12 community boards, up from 785 in 2016… Read more

Brewer to Mayor, Council: Boost Community Board Budgets

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer called on Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council to raise Community Board operating budgets to $400,000 (excluding rent), an average increase of roughly $167,000. “The people who really know New York City government know how important Community Boards are. Whether they are pushing neighborhood priorities with city agencies like Sanitation or the Police Department, or they’re vetting and negotiating major land use… Read more

Borough President Brewer Announces 312 Community Board Appointments, Including 81 New Members

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced this year’s slate of appointments to Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards. The appointments took effect earlier this month and include 81 new members, more than a quarter of the 312 appointments. “Manhattan’s community boards are at the center of negotiations and decisions on the size and character of new real estate development, how our parks and public spaces are used and cared for,… Read more

Borough President Appoints 316 to Community Boards, Including 90 New Members

16- and 17-year olds join boards in first year under new law NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced a slate of 316 appointments to Manhattan’s twelve Community Boards. The appointments will take effect on May 1, 2015, and include 90 new members, more than a quarter of the total appointments. “On zoning, land use, and how government interacts with our communities, Manhattan’s Community Boards are… Read more

More than 700 New Yorkers Apply for Seats on Manhattan Community Boards

Year of firsts for Manhattan boards: 16- and 17-year olds apply, and applications accepted online NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced today that 722 New Yorkers have applied for membership on Manhattan’s 12 community boards in the 2015 appointment round, a 21 percent increase over 2014. Of these applications, 470 were from new applicants, a 43 percent increase over 2014. “This is a time of big… Read more

Serve on Your Manhattan Community Board and Shape Your Community, Help Government Work for Your Neighborhood

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer’s office is accepting applications for membership on Manhattan’s Community Boards and encourages all eligible New Yorkers living, working, or studying in the borough of Manhattan to consider applying to serve on their local Community Board. Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards are local organizations composed of 50 volunteer members serving staggered two-year terms. Community boards are tasked with being the independent and representative voices of their… Read more

Friday, Jan. 23: Attend the Information, Training, and Recruitment Event for Teens Interested in Serving on Community Boards

Local Community Board Advertisement for teens Brewer, longtime proponent of youth on Community Boards, targets teen recruitment now that 16- and 17-year olds can serve NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced today that Friday, Jan. 23 her office will hold an information session and recruitment event for teens interested in applying for a seat on one of Manhattan’s Community Boards. “Our young people have even more of a stake in our city… Read more

Register for the Fall 2014 Community Board Leadership Training Series

The Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer is pleased to announce the Fall 2014 Community Board Leadership Series. This series is designed to cover introductory and advanced topics useful to prospective, newly-appointed and experienced community board members as well as appointees serving on numerous other boards: BID, CEC, CAB, SWAB, museums. Trainings will be conducted at both uptown and downtown locations. Topics include:
  • Community Portal: Data and
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Brewer Welcomes 15 CUNY Service Corps Students to Help Communities Navigate NYC Data

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 15, 2014 New York, N.Y. – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today is welcoming 15 student members of the CUNY Service Corps who will work to help the BP’s office and Manhattan’s Community Boards navigate City data in ways that help neighborhoods make informed decisions and ensure City government is truly transparent. “I was proud to sponsor NYC’s Open Data Law while in the Council,… Read more

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