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How to Get Involved

Speaking at Community Board and Committee meeting

A section of every general Community Board meeting is set aside for the board to hear from the public. At the front of the meeting room there will be a sign-in sheet labeled "Community Session" where anyone is invited to sign in to speak for up to 3 minutes. The Chairperson will acknowledge speakers in the order they sign in. No pre-registration is necessary.
View Community Session Instructions

Attending Community Board and Committee Meetings

We encourage the public to attend the Community Board's various Public Hearings, committee meetings, informational meetings and special events to participate actively in the items before the Community Board at the grassroots level. All meetings of the Community Board are open to the public, and are posted on our online Calendar.
View our Calendar of upcoming meetings

Join the Community Board

You may apply for board membership by either contacting the Brooklyn Borough President's Office at (718) 802-3700, or by contacting your local Council Member. Use the link below to get more information and an application directly from the Borough President's Office.
Find out more about becoming a Board member

Joining 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.

Individuals who wish to serve on a committee may apply online or download the application form 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.

Brooklyn CB6 Committees Open to Non-Board Members

  • Economic/Waterfront/Community Development & Housing
  • Permits & Licenses
  • Landmarks/Land Use
  • Parks/Recreation/Cultural Affairs/Environmental Protection
  • Transportation/Public Safety
  • 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 subject to availability of openings.
View the CB6 Committee Membership Request form

Committees Meeting Schedule

The various committees of CB6 meet on regular fixed nights. We occasionally have to reschedule meetings largely due to holiday conflicts but sometimes because we will hold joint meetings sponsored by more than one committee. All meetings are open to the public and are posted on our website Calendar which is updated frequently.