Community boards play an important role in improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers and are a great way for landscape architects to help shape the future of the city.
Community boards are local representative bodies. There are 59 community boards throughout the City, each corresponding with a community district, and each one consists of up to 50 unsalaried members, half of whom are nominated by their district’s City Council members. Board members are selected and appointed by the Borough Presidents from among active, involved people of each community and must reside, work, or have some other significant interest in the community.
Applications are now open for NYC Community Boards
- Brooklyn — Deadline is Feb. 18.
- Queens — Deadline is Feb. 16.
- Manhattan — Deadline is March 1.
- Staten Island — Applications are accepted year-round.
- The Bronx — No applications are available yet.
There are no prerequisites to join a board, except that you must live or work in the district where you’d like to serve. Any city resident 16 or older can join. Many boards are looking to diversify so welcome all residents to apply.
Not sure what your community board is? You can look it up by your address HERE
Learn more about NYC community boards HERE