Do you like shaping your community, lengthy debates about development, and being grilled for quotes by local reporters?
Then community boards could be for you — and the Borough President is now accepting applications for new and returning members.
You don’t get paid, but you do get to make recommendations about things that affect your neighborhood, such as new bars, bike lanes, parks, schools, buildings, and landmarks.
Sometimes there is drama! Sometimes there are snacks.
Brooklyn is carved up into 18 community districts (which you can view here), each with a 50-member board. They hold general meetings one evening a month plus smaller subcommittee meetings on topics such as land-use, liquor licenses, the environment, and transportation.
You don’t have to live in a district to sit on its local board — area workers and people with other interests in the area can also apply.
You don’t even have to be a citizen (although you may or may not have to sit through the Pledge of Allegiance) — just a legal resident.
What’s more, you don’t even have to be an adult — people as young as 16 can apply. City Comptroller Scott Stringer was a community board member as a teen, and just look at him now!
Those selected in this round of applications will serve two-year terms starting April 1.
Apply online at www.brook