Message from Bronx Community Board 8: Pandemic Office Closure
During unprecedented times like these, it is most important that we all stay well and safe. It is also important that we stay connected and become part of a larger community seeking information and friendships. Although we are apart, we can still come together, virtually. Let me share what Community Board 8 is doing to stay involved with you in our community.
From your home, we welcome you to join our Committee meetings and Board meeting by video conferencing or telephone conferencing. The Board is using Zoom to host meetings; all meeting links and call in information are listed on our meeting agendas.
Our Community Board Office, while closed, remains working and accessible by telephone or email. The District Manager and staff are working from home and stand ready to assist you with questions, problems, etc. All your emails and phone calls continue to be answered and our goal is to run the office the same way we always have.
Lastly, the Community Board continues to send out information from government sources and not for profit institutions that may be of interest to you and your family. Please encourage your neighbors and friends to sign up for Community Board 8 emails and follow us on Facebook.
Again, stay well, stay home and let’s stay connected.
Laura Spalter, Chairperson
Bob Bender, Vice Chairperson
Lisa Daub, Secretary
Rosalind Zavras, Treasurer
District Manager Ciara Gannon & Office Staff
The members of Bronx Community Board 8 volunteer to represent the interests of the district's residents, institutions, organizations and businesses in Fieldston, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, Marble Hill, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, and Van Cortlandt Village.
We have an important advisory role, mandated in the New York City Charter, to deal with land use planning and zoning matters, city budget, municipal service delivery and many other quality of life issues for those who live and work in our district.
By hosting regular committee and board meetings open to the public, BX CB-8 acts as your representative for communicating events, addressing local concerns to make city services accessible and responsive, and processing municipal and state applications of various sorts.
Please always feel free to contact us with your community concerns.
Statement of Bronx Community Board 8
Racism and Hate Have No Place in Our Community
Bronx Community Board 8 represents the interconnectedness of Black and White Americans, as well as Caribbean, Hispanic, Asian, Latinx, Jewish, LGBTQIA, Indigenous, disabled, Muslim, and all people of color.
We affirm that we are proud of our diversity, and stand together against all forms of hate, division, and violence that threaten lives, our sense of security, our union and our system of democracy.
Excerpted from a resolution passed on January 12, 2021