Office of the Queens Borough President, New York City Local Government
   Queens Borough President, Helen M. Marshall  


Community Boards
Grace Episcopal Church is located in Community Board District 12, Jamaica

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall (seated-r) and Karen Koslowitz (seated-l) honored District Managers of community boards in Queens as part of the Women's History Month celebration at Borough Hall on Tuesday, March 3, 2009.

(L-R: Susan Seinfeld,CB 11; Lucille Hartmann, CB 1; Debbie Markell-Kleinert, CB 2; Marilyn Bitterman, CB 7; Karyn Petersen, CB 10; Marie Adam-Ovide, CB 8; and Giovanna Reid, CB 3. Not present were honorees, Mary Ann Carey, CB 9 and Yvonne Reddick, CB 12.

Photo by Dominick Totino
Office of the Queens Borough President

Know Your Community Board
The Borough President's Community Board Office has staff members who are liaisons with the Community Boards. The Staff is made up of the Director of Community Boards, coordinators and assistants. Each Coordinator is the liaison for two Community Boards.


The Appointment Process
Membership - Community Boards are local representative bodies. There are 59 throughout the city. Boards meet once each month. At these public meetings, members address items of concern to the community.
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Board Committees
do most of the planning and work on the issues that are acted on at Board meetings.
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Community Boards have an important advisory role in dealing with land use and zoning matters, the City budget, municipal service delivery and many other matters relating to their communities' welfare.
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District Manager and District Office
District Managers play many different roles. They are complaint takers, municipal managers, information sources, community organizers, mediators, advocates and much more.
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Community Board Listing
To find out which Community Board district you live in, or to learn more about community boards,
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