Board Members

The chief function of the Community Board is to serve as a vehicle for resolving citizen complaints as it relates to city government and the residents of the community. When problems arise the Community Board is dealing with such city services as policing, street lights, parks use, sanitation, traffic or the fire department, housing, planning, senior citizens, environment, and youth services.

The Community Board contacts and meets with the various city agencies to resolve the problems within the community. Any problem which affects part or all the community, from a traffic problem to deteriorating housing, is a proper concern of a Community Board.

Adaline Walker Santiago
Andrew Laiosa                                             Anthony Perez
Barbara Stronczer
Betty Arce
Carmen Miranda
Cynthia O'Neal-Riley
Cole Hawkins
Christina Contreras
Dilletta Pina
Edgar Ramos
Eleanor Lundeen
Sandra Erickson
Oswald Felix
Rev. Ritchie Ramos
Yajaira Aria

Alfred Grant
Chad Roger
Monique Weston
Monjur Choudhury
Myrna Calderon
Robyn L. Saunders, MPA
Emmanuel Martinez
Gloria Dapaah
Nora Feury
Ruth Santana
Tiffany Wheatland-Disu
Lowell Green
Lynette Arroyo
Ralph Beck
VIshes Mehta
Yini Rodriguez

Gregory Clarke, Sr.
Gwendolyn Thomas-Steed
Helene Hartman-Kutnowsky
Jeffrey Hunter
Marcos Sierra
Marian Guerra
Jean Hill
John Snider
Joseph Nieves
Lorita Watson
Ellen R. Ray
Emmanuel Capellan
Gloria Bent
SM Shah Mahmood
Stanley Richards


The Borough President appoints the Community Board members. At least one-half of the members must be selected from the nominees of the district's Council Members, in proportion to the share of the district's population represented by those Council Members.

The Borough President ensures adequate representation from different geographic neighborhoods in the district, and considers whether all segments of the community are represented. Community Boards and civic and other community groups may submit nominations to the Borough President or to the Council Members.


Members must be New York City residents who live in or have a business, professional or other significant interest in the district. No more than 25 percent of the members may be City employees.


There is one Community Board for each of the City's 59 Community Districts. Each has up to 50 voting members who serve for staggered terms of two years; one-half of the membership is appointed each year. Members of the Community Boards serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for actual, necessary out-of-pocket expenses about attendance at regularly scheduled meetings.


Boards meet once each month. At these meetings, members address items of concern to the community. Board meetings are open to the public, and a portion of each meeting is reserved for the Board to hear from members of the public. In addition, Boards regularly conduct public hearings-on the City's budget, on land use matters, and other major issues-to give the people of the community the opportunity to express their opinions.

Each Board establishes the committee structure and procedures it feels will best meet the needs of its district. Board committees do most of the planning and work on the issues that are acted on at Board meetings. For More Information, please see the Handbook for Community Board Members.