Friday, June 10, 2011

Join a Community Board 6 Committee, Apps Due Soon

Here is a great opportunity if you are interested in working to improve the neighborhood, there several committees that deal with different subject matter that you may be interested in.

Here is the announcement from the CB6 website and a link to the application, which contains instructions on how to apply:

How do I join a CB6 Committee?
Although CB6 committee membership must be composed primarily of a majority of Board Members, membership is also open to Non-Board Members as well. This allows for broader, grassroots public representation on the Community Board’s standing committees, and encourages and facilitates citizen participation in local government within our communities. The Brooklyn CB6 district includes the neighborhoods of Carroll Gardens/South Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Columbia Street District, Gowanus, Park Slope, and Red Hook.

Individuals who wish to serve on a committee can download the form by clicking below and returning it to the CB6 District Office at 250 Baltic Street (between Court/Clinton Streets), Monday through Friday between the hours of 10AM and 4PM, or fax it to (718) 624-8410. Appointments to committees for a one-year term are effective September 1. Non-Board Members who are appointed to a committee enjoy the same participatory rights and are expected to fulfill the same member-related responsibilities as Board Members serving on committees.


• Economic/Waterfront/Community Development & Housing
• Landmarks/Land Use
• Parks/Recreation/Cultural Affairs
• Public Safety/Environmental Protection/Permits & Licenses
• Transportation
• Youth/Human Services/Education

Committee Membership Request forms must be received at the District Office by the end of June for consideration in initial annual reconstitution of committees. Additional requests for membership may be made at any other time throughout the year, but appointments will be made based on the availability of openings.

CB6 non-bd member committee application