how the Appointment Process works, as
well as how the Community Boards play
an important role in your neighborhood.
Community Boards are local representative
bodies. There are 59 throughout the city. Each Board
consists of up to 50 unsalaried members appointed
by the Borough President, with half nominated by
the City Council members who represent the community
district. Board members are selected by the Borough
Presidents from among active, involved people of
each community, with an effort made to assure that
every neighborhood is represented. Board members
must reside, work or have some other significant
interest in the community.
If you wish to apply to sit on one of
the Community Boards in Queens, please fill out the
application and follow the submission guidelines.
Community Board Application (Print PDF)
Boards meet once each month. At these meetings,
members address items of concern to the community.
Board meetings are open to the public, and a portion
of each meeting is reserved for the Board to hear from
members of the public. In addition, Boards regularly
conduct public hearings - on the City's budget, on
land use matters, and other major issues - to give
the people of the community the opportunity to express