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Board Membership

The Community Board Member application and selection process for each of Manhattan’s 12 Community Districts is managed entirely by the Manhattan Borough President’s Office.

If you live or work in one of Manhattan’s 12 community districts, you’re eligible to apply for membership.

To learn more about the application process visit

Public Membership

Members of the public may be appointed to any committee, except the Executive Committee, by the Board Chairperson with consultation with the respective Committee Chairperson(s) as long as the majority of the members of the committee are Board

To apply, complete the following form: Public Membership application

Attend ANY meeting

All NYC Community Board and Committee meetings are open to the public. Listen to City leaders and local experts, engage with your neighbors, ask questions, and contribute ideas that move the District forward for all. Each meeting provides time for public comments on agenda topics, and new topics may be raised.