Category: News from Gale Brewer

2014 Community-Scale Composting Grant

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (MSWAB), and Citizens Committee for New York City invite you to apply for a grant to start, expand, and grow composting programs. Eligibility Requirements:
  • Completed proposal submitted by March 28, 2014
  • Community association, community garden, friends of park group, housing development group, nonprofit, school, college/university, hospital, or private business
  • Group must have permission to start or expand this
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Brewer appoints Athena Moore as Director of Northern Manhattan Office

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Athena Moore as Northern Manhattan Director. Athena Moore brings a wealth of expertise in policy advocacy, health and human services, and strategic planning – as well as a deep commitment to public service and broad experience working collaboratively – and I’m very pleased that she is joining our team. Our goal is to strengthen our community partnerships, ramp up constituent services, and… Read more

Laura Zingmond appointed B.P. representative to Panel for Educational Policy

I’m proud to announce the appointment of Laura Zingmond as my representative to the Panel on Educational Policy (PEP). The first PEP meeting is being held tonight, at the High School of Fashion Industries. Laura is not just a public school parent; she’s been on the inside of hundreds of public schools in all five boroughs in her role as a researcher for InsideSchools.org, a project of the Center for… Read more

Become a Community Board Member!

Submit your application by February 1st 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

Capital funding grant applications available now!

Each year, as part of the budget process, Borough Presidents are mandated by the City Charter to receive a portion of the city’s capital budget (under a formula that accounts for land area and population, which is why Brooklyn and Queens have larger capital budgets!) for capital funding– purchase or improvement of fixed assets such as buildings or other infrastructure. Each B.P. then allocates that funding within their borough to… Read more