Deadline Extended for NYC Community Board Applications
It’s that time of year again. Manhattan Community Board membership applications are now available for submission, and this year, the deadline has been extended into late February.
The oft-polarizing (volunteer) political machine of New Yorkers is looking for some new blood. Each Community Board has fifty seats, filled for two-year terms, and ultimately selected by the Borough President and local City Council members. Roughly half the seats are up for appointment or reappointment every year.
“I’m looking for passionate and engaged New Yorkers who are dedicated to making a difference in their neighborhoods,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer in a press release. “Community Boards are the most local form of government, composed of everyday New Yorkers who live, work, or go to school in their community and want a shot at tackling the biggest policy questions and how it impacts their neighborhood.”
To be considered for the upcoming class, apps can be completed online. Paperwork must be submitted by 5:00 pm, February 22, 2021. (A PDF version is also available for download and can be mailed to the Borough President’s Office or dropped off in person; printed applications must be postmarked by 5:00 pm, February 22, 2021.)