Membership and the Appointment Process
Community Boards are local representative bodies. There are 59 Community Boards throughout the city, with 12 located in The Bronx. Each Board consists of up to 50 unsalaried members, appointed by the Borough President, with half nominated by the City Council Members who represent the community district. Board members are selected by the Borough President from among active and involved people in each community, with an effort made to assure that every neighborhood is represented. Board members must reside, work or have some other significant interest in the community.
Community Board Members and Demographics Reports
Directory of Bronx Community Boards
Community Board 1
3030 3rd Ave.
Bronx, NY 10455
Neighborhoods: Mott Haven, Port Morris, and Melrose
District Manager: Cedric Loftin
Board Chair: Betty Bryant-Brown
Community Board 2
1029 E 163rd St.
Bronx, NY 10459
Neighborhoods: Hunts Point, Longwood, and Morrisania
District Manager: Rafael Acevedo
Board Chair: Roberto Crespo
Community Board 3
1426 Boston Rd
Bronx, NY 10456
Neighborhoods: Crotona Park, Claremont Village, Concourse Village, Woodstock, and Morrisania
District Manager: John Dudley
Board Chair: Gloria Alston
Community Board 4
1650 Selwyn Ave.#11
Bronx, NY 10457
Neighborhoods: HighBridge, Concourse, Mt. Eden, and Concourse Village
District Manager: Paul Philps
Board Chair: Kathleen Saunders
Community Board 5
Bronx Community College
University Ave. & West 181st St.
Bronx, NY 10453
Neighborhoods: Fordham, University Heights, Morris Heights, Bathgate, and Mount Hope
District Manager: Ken Brown
Board Chair: Dr. Bola Omotosho
Community Board 6
1932 Arthur Avenue, Rm. 403-A
Bronx, NY 10457
Neighborhoods: Belmont, Bathgate, West Farms, and E Tremont
District Manager: John Sanchez
Board Chair: Evonne Capers
Community Board 7
229A E. 204th St.
Bronx, NY 10458
Neighborhoods: Norwood, University Heights, and Jerome Park
District Manager: Ischia Bravo
Board Chair: Emmanuel Martinez
Community Board 8
5676 Riverdale Ave.
Bronx, NY 10471
Neighborhoods: Fieldston, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, Marble Hill, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, and Van Cortlandt Village
District Manager: Ciara Gannon
Board Chair: Laura Spalter
Community Board 9
1967 Turnbull Ave. Rm. 7
Bronx, NY 10473
Neighborhoods: Parkchester, Westchester Square, Unionport, Soundview, Castle Hill, Bruckner, Harding Park, and Clason Point
District Manager: William Rivera
Board Chair: Brandon Ganaishlal
Community Board 10
3165 E Tremont Ave.
Bronx, NY 10461
Neighborhoods: Co-op City, City Island, Spencer Estates, Throgs Neck, Country Club, Zerega, Westchester Square, Pelham Bay Park, Eastchester Bay, Schuylerville, Edgewater, Locust Point, and Silver Beach
District Manager: Matthew Cruz
Board Chair: Joseph Russo
Community Board 11
1741 Colden Ave.
Bronx, NY 10462
Neighborhoods: Morris Park, Pelham Parkway, Pelham Gardens, Allerton, Bronxdale, Laconia and Van Nest
District Manager: Jeremy Warneke
Board Chair: Al D’Angelo
Community Board 12
4101 White Plains Rd.
Bronx, NY 10466
Neighborhoods: Edenwald, Wakefield, Williamsbridge, Woodlawn, Norwood, Fish Bay, Eastchester, Olinville, and Baychester
District Manager: George Torres
Board Chair: William Hall
Boards play an important advisory role in dealing with land use and zoning matters, the City budget, municipal service delivery and many other matters relating to their communities’ welfare.
Land Use and Zoning
Community Boards must be consulted on placement of most municipal facilities in the community and on other land use issues. They may also initiate their own plans for the growth and well being of their communities. Also, any application for a change in or variance from the zoning resolution must come before the Board for review, and the Board’s position is considered in the final determination of these applications.
Community Boards assess the needs of their own neighborhoods, meet with city agencies and make recommendations in the City’s budget process to address them.
Other Community Concerns
Any problems that affect part or all of the community, from a traffic problem to deteriorating housing, are proper concerns of a Community Board.
The Community Board, its District Manager, and its office staff serve as advocates and service coordinators for the community and its residents. They cannot order any city agency or official to perform any task, but Boards are usually successful in resolving the problems they address.
These documents provide useful information for community board members including governing procedures and codes of conduct. If you are interested in learning more about how Community Boards work, feel free to browse through them
Know Your Community Board
This is a simple tri-fold, single-page, double-sided brochure that presents basic information about Community Boards and lists all 59 Community Boards’ phone numbers, and those of both the CAU Borough Directors and the Borough Presidents’ offices. To reproduce this brochure, print it out using Adobe Acrobat and then run it through a duplex copier. The format is designed to be double sided.
Guide to Parliamentary Procedure for NYC CBs, 2010
A basic introduction to parliamentary procedure as it applies to Community Boards, applicable to both Board Meetings and to board committee meetings.
Handbook for Community Board Members
An introduction to Community Boards, and their place in City government and responsibilities. Also included are the responsibilities of the District Manager and the District Service Cabinet. The appendices, listed here separately, include relevant sections of the City Charter and other useful information for Board members.
“Fair Share” Criteria
A guide for city agencies.
Find Your Elected Officials
Click the link above to visit the New York State Board of Elections website and find your representatives.