New Deadline: Friday, March 13

(Feb. 4, 2020 at 9:53am)

QUEENS, NY – Acting Borough President Sharon Lee today announced an extension to the application deadline for qualified and civic-minded individuals interested in serving on one of the borough’s 14 Community Boards, which play an important advisory role in considering land use and zoning matters in their respective districts.

Interested applicants will now have until Friday, March 13, 2020 to submit completed, signed and notarized applications to the Borough President’s office — a six-week extension from the original January 31 deadline.

“The extension is to ensure that the pool of applicants is as robust as possible,” said Borough President LEE.

The Community Board membership application is available online at www.queensbp.org/community-boards.

There are 59 Community Boards citywide, including 14 in Queens, and each hold monthly full membership meetings. The Boards also hold hearings and issue recommendations about the City budget, municipal service delivery and numerous other matters that impact their communities.

All Queens Community Board members are appointed by the Queens Borough President, pursuant to the City Charter, with half of the appointments nominated by the City Councilmembers representing their respective Community Districts. Each Board has up to 50 unsalaried members, with each member serving a two-year term.

All Community Board members who wish to continue serving on a Board are required to re-apply at the conclusion of their two-year term and are subject to review and reconsideration.

For the upcoming round of appointments, the two-year term of service will begin on April 1, 2020.

According to Chapter 70, section 2800(a) of the City Charter, “Members shall serve until their successors are appointed but no member may serve more than 60 days after the expiration of his or her original term unless reappointed by the borough president…”

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