Monday, February 28, 2011

Your Community Board Needs You: Councilman Brad Lander Encourages Residents To Apply



Want to have a voice in your community? Councilman Brad Lander has just issued a call for local residents to apply to the boards in his district. As a board member, you can advocate for issues important to our community, including land use, zoning, and municipal service delivery.

I hope you'll consider applying for a seat on one of our neighborhood community boards. There will likely be a few vacancies on our local boards, and we want to encourage as many interested applicants as possible.
Community boards are the most local body of government, and they play a role in many issues that affect our neighborhoods. The community boards weigh in on land use and zoning matters, local infrastructure needs, municipal service delivery and many other neighborhood issues.
My City Council district overlaps with three community boards:

Community Board 6 (covering Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, and Park Slope)
Community Board 7 (covering Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park)
Community Board 12 (covering Kensington and Borough Park).

Each board consists of up to 50 volunteers — people who live or work in the area — appointed by the Borough President and City Council Members. Community boards meet once each month (except for the summer) and have a range of committees. There are always many more applicants than there are slots, but applications also stay on file from year to year, so we are encouraging anyone who is interested to apply.
If you would like to submit an application, or to learn more, please contact me at or 718−499−1090 and we will send you the materials that you need.
It's a great way to be involved in making our communities even better places to live.

Councilmember Brad Lander

Serving the neighborhoods of Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope,
Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, and Kensington
456 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor * Brooklyn, NY 11215 * 718-499-1090
To learn more about our own
Community Board 6, which represents Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, the Columbia Street District, Gowanus, Park Slope and Red Hook.


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