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Applications for Queens Community Board Membership Now Open

Queens Community Board 6 Office in Forest Hills (Google Maps)

Jan. 3, 2022 By Allie Griffin

Applications to serve on one of Queens’ 14 community boards are now open, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards announced Monday.

Residents interested in becoming community board members must submit their applications online by Feb. 16. This is the second year that the borough president’s office has offered the application online in an effort to modernize and optimize the process, which previously required physical, notarized submissions.

To be eligible, applicants must live, work, go to school, own a business or have a significant interest in the district in which they would like to serve.

Each appointee will serve a two-year term from April 1, 2022 through to March 31, 2024.

Each community board is made up of 50 volunteer members who provide a voice for their respective neighborhoods on local land use and zoning matters, liquor licenses, city budget allocation and municipal services — or the lack of such services. The boards meet monthly, and members are not paid for their participation.

Approximately half of the seats on each board are open every year—since members are awarded two-year appointments and the terms are staggered.

Existing board members must reapply every two years for their seats and may serve up to four consecutive terms. Board members with good attendance records are typically reappointed.

Richards and his staff will review the applications and the appointments will be announced by the end of March.

The Community Board Districts in NYC. There are 14 in Queens, which are represented in purple (NYC)

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