Join your local Community Board
Membership and the Appointment Process
Community Boards are local representative bodies. There are 59 Community Boards throughout the city, with 12 located in The Bronx. Each Board consists of up to 50 unsalaried members, appointed by the Borough President, with half nominated by the City Council Members who represent the community district. Board members are selected by the Borough President from among active and involved people in each community, with an effort made to assure that every neighborhood is represented. Board members must reside, work or have some other significant interest in the community.
The forms below should be completed within the application, printed, then signed.
- Community Board Memo
- Community Board Membership Application
- Community Board Reappointment Application
Join your Neighborhood Advisory Board
Would you like to be Councilman Cabrera’s appointee to your Neighborhood Advisory Board?
Neighborhood Advisory Boards (NABs) provide residents of low-income communities with an opportunity to help DYCD identify funding priorities. NABs serve Neighborhood Development Areas (NDAs), which are low-income neighborhoods designated as needing community development support. NAB members are responsible for helping to identify the needs of their local communities. DYCD takes their findings into consideration when allocating federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding.
If you live within either Map of Bronx Neighborhood Development Area 5 or 8, you’re eligible to receive an appointment from Councilman Cabrera. View the maps below to see the boundaries of each district.
Each NDA is represented by a 7 to 12-member Board (NAB) with the authority to help identify community priorities and recommend specific programs. Six members may be selected by DYCD, and six members may be nominated by elected public officials. NAB members must:
- Be full-time residents of the NDA they represent
- Have lived in the neighborhood for a minimum of six months
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have no formal associations with any organization that receives DYCD funding under the CSBG program
All NAB meetings are open to the public, and are conducted at sites accessible to members and the general public. Minutes of NAB meetings are also available upon request.