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Queens borough president launches new digital community board applications

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The application for Queens’ community boards is now digitized.

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards has launched an online application and is accepting them from qualified, civic-minded individuals interested in serving in the advisory boards.

There are 14 Community Boards in Queens, and each of them play an important advisory role in considering land use, zoning and other quality-of-life matters in their respective districts. The boards usually have up to 50 members, all of whom are volunteers and do not receive salaries, as well as a district manager, who is full time.

This year’s application has been digitized in order to ensure the process can be completed faster and easier for all prospective applicants, especially for those who live in transportation deserts. It will allow for a more diverse applicant pool as well as a safer application process in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to the borough president’s office.

The application can be completed and submitted online, and won’t require notarization nor in-person delivery to the Queens borough president’s office at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens.

The deadline to apply to serve on a community board is Friday, Feb. 19. Those chosen to serve on a community board will begin on Thursday, April 1.

Individuals who submitted a paper application prior to the launch of the electronic application must reapply online.

For more information, visit www.queensbp.org.

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