Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has launched the recruiting process to fill open positions on local Community Boards.
A few details via Brewer's office:
Community Board members must live, work, or have an otherwise significant interest in the neighborhoods served by the community board, and be a New York City resident. In addition, the Manhattan Borough President’s office looks for applicants with histories of involvement in their communities, expertise and skill sets that are helpful to community boards, attendance at community board meetings, and knowledge of issues impacting their community. No more than 25 percent of the members of any board may be New York City employees.
You must also be able to keep a straight face when applicants claim that they only want a liquor license to have something to pair with their desserts.
You can fill out an application online here. The application deadline is Feb. 3.
As The Lo-Down aptly noted: "One suggestion. If you’re interested in joining your local community board, it’s a really good idea so sit through a meeting (these meetings are often not for the faint of heart)." Good times! Check out CB3's December meeting rundown here.
Previously on EV Grieve:
The community board-State Liquor Authority drinking game