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All the juicy issues are discussed at community board meetings!

Want to get involved on the local level? You can apply to be on Community Board 7, a 50-person board that reviews local issues like development, liquor licenses and parks. Or apply to be on Community Education Council 3, a 12-member board that reviews public school policies and gets to vote on school rezonings.

To learn how to apply to Community Board 7, click here. Borough President Gale Brewer makes the choices, with input from local council members. Deadline is Feb. 3, 2017.

To learn how to apply for CEC3, click here. “You are eligible to run if you are the parent of a student who currently attends kindergarten through 8th grade in a school under the jurisdiction of the Community School District where you wish to serve on the CEC…You can apply for the 2017 – 2019 term beginning on February 9, 2017. The application period ends at 11:59 pm on March 5, 2017.”

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    1. Nathan says:

      I applied for CB7 a couple years ago. I wasn’t appointed, but the process is…interesting. At least there were snacks and coffee.

    2. Howard Freeman says:

      I applied in 2014/2015 and went through the process; didn’t get selected. I can’t say enough good things about both the process and the work of these dedicated, if a little wonky (like myself), fellow citizens.

    3. mamaebbes says:

      I applied for a vacated seat mid-2016. I was never informed of the ultimate choice, never heard another word, never had my emails returned when I inquired.