Category: Community Boards
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
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
Great feature in the Wall Street Journal tells of Doris Diether, who has been on her board in Greenwich Village for nearly 40 years! Read Original Members of New York City’s Community Boards Enjoy Serving (may need subscription access)
Plus this sidebar: 5 Things About New York City Community Boards… Read more
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
Education, housing, and transportation are the top three budget priorities according to a Manhattan Borough Board survey – with responses from all 12 Community Boards and nearly every zip code in Manhattan.
“As the City sets its FY 2015 budget, Manhattan residents surveyed expressed deep concern over the City’s looming budget challenges – not least of which are preparing our schoolchildren for the 21st century economy, ensuring there is enough… Read more
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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 communities—the most grass-roots form of local government. The boards are pivotal in shaping their communities and work to enhance and preserve the character of the city’s many unique neighborhoods.
I’ve served on my Community Board… Read more