More than 75 new Queens community board members sworn in

By David Brand

A total of 345 Queens community board appointees, including 77 new members, were sworn in at a special ceremony at Queens Borough Hall on April 30.

The appointees also participated in an orientation about board rules and members’ responsibilities, according to Borough President Melinda Katz’s office. There are 14 community board in Queens.

“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 announcing the appointments last month. “These appointments were issued in direct consultation with Queens councilmembers. Today’s appointees have demonstrated the ability and dedication necessary to be effective community board members.”