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Queens Borough Hall Now Accepting Community Board Applications

Jan. 10, 2020 By Kristen Torres

Queens Borough Hall is now accepting applications from residents interested in serving on one of the borough’s 14 community boards.

Community boards play an advisory role in considering land use and zoning matters in their district. The boards also hold hearings and issue recommendations about the city budget and other matters impacting their respective communities.

“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,” said acting Borough President Sharon Lee in a statement Friday.

Residents must live or work in board area that they serve. Successful applicants will serve for a two-year term beginning April 1. They will likely be reappointed after their initial term as long as they maintain a good attendance record.

All community board members are officially appointed by the Queens Borough President, although half of the appointments come via the recommendation of the city council member representing the board district. Each board consists of up to 50 unsalaried members.

The application for community board membership is available online at Completed applications must be submitted for review by Jan. 31.

Community Board Districts (Source: Baruch College)

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Charles Martel

Anyone that wastes their time putting in an application is an idiot. The whole process is corrupt and the only applicants connected to the Queens Democratic Organization have a chance.


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