Community Board Applications Now Open

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 Want to become more active in the community? Consider applying to be a Community Board 14 member. The Queens Borough President’s office is now accepting applications through January 31.

Acting Borough President Sharon Lee is accepting applications from qualified and civic-minded individuals interested in serving on one of the borough’s 14 Community Boards, which play an important advisory role in considering land use and zoning matters in their respective districts.

“Civic engagement is a hallmark of our borough and city governance is only strengthened by the residents across Queens who make their voices heard and represent their neighborhoods and communities,” Borough President Lee said. “Government is more effective and accountable when it works in close partnership with active, dedicated residents and relies on them for their insights and broad expertise.”

The Community Board membership application is available online at www.queensbp.org/community-boards. The deadline to submit completed, signed and notarized applications to the Borough President’s office is Friday, January 31, 2020. Two-year terms of service will begin on Monday, April 1, 2020.

Community Boards hold monthly full membership meetings. All Queens Community Board members are appointed by the Queens Borough President, pursuant to the City Charter, with half of the appointments nominated by NYC councilmembers representing their respective Community Districts. Each Board has up to 50 unsalaried members, with each member serving a two-year term.

All Community Board members who wish to continue serving on a Board are required to re-apply at the conclusion of their two-year term and are subject to review and reconsideration.

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