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January 29, 2019

Applications for the 2019-2021 class of Manhattan Community Board Members are now available!

APPLY ONLINE HERE

Applicants are strongly urged to apply through the online form, but a printable PDF file is also available HERE for those who wish to mail in their application or drop off a physical copy at the Borough President’s office.

Applications are due February 8, 2019

About Manhattan Community Boards

Manhattan’s 12 community boards are local organizations each 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.

Members are officially appointed by the Manhattan Borough President. Half of the members of these boards are selected unilaterally by the Borough President, and half with the nomination of the City Council Members who represent the district. The Borough President must ensure adequate representation from different geographic neighborhoods in the district and must consider whether each community’s constituencies are represented.