By Jonathan Sperling
More than 300 Queens community board members, including 77 first-time appointees, began their two-year terms on Monday.
Borough President Melinda Katz appointed 345 Queens residents to the borough’s 14 boards. Each member vowed to dedicate their time to serving their respective community’s needs.
“Service on a Community Board requires a substantial commitment of time and energy, and the borough lauds and is grateful to these civic-minded individuals,” Katz said in a statement.
“These appointments were issued in direct consultation with Queens Councilmembers,” she continued. “Today’s appointees have demonstrated the ability and dedication necessary to be effective Community Board members.”
All Queens Community Board members are appointed by the borough president, with half of the appointees nominated by the city councilmembers who represent the districts within each community board.
All appointees for the 2019-2021 term are required to participate in a mandatory orientation and training at Queens Borough Hall on April 30.