Category: Community Boards

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

Brewer Heralds New Law Allowing 16 & 17 Year Olds to Serve on Community Boards, Announces Recruitment Drive

New York, N.Y. – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today congratulated Gov. Cuomo and State Legislators on a new law allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to serve on local Community Boards – and announced a recruitment drive to attract young people to this new opportunity to have a voice in civic affairs. The law signed by the Governor stems from legislation introduced by Gale Brewer into the City Council and… Read more

Resolution to let 16- and 17-year-olds serve on Community Boards passes NYC Council

City Council Resolution 115 to support allowing 16- and 17-year olds to serve on their local community boards passed through the City Council on June 11. The successful vote for the resolution, introduced by Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and co-sponsored by Council Members Ben Kallos, Ritchie Torres, Mark Levine and James Vacca, signals New York City’s support of Senate bill S04142, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza and Assembly… Read more

Brewer announces results of revamped Community Board application process

New York, N.Y. – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced the results of a revamped Community Board application process, in which nearly 600 people were interviewed and took part in training exercises on conflict of interest, budgeting, and land use. Following a three-month process, 321 Community Board members were appointed for 2014-16 terms – and 25 percent were new members, many of them participating in public service for… Read more