Community Board 7/ Manhattan is your part of local government. Like all other community boards, we are mandated by the Charter of the City of New York. The Board plays an important advisory role in dealing with land use and zoning matters, the City budget, municipal service delivery, and multiple community concerns of the Upper West Side.
The Board is headed by Roberta Semer, Chair. The chair is elected by the Board Members for a one year term, with a maximum three terms. There is also an Executive Committee comprised of the Chair, the First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, and two Co-Secretaries. CB7's staff is headed by its District Manager, Penny Ryan. Staff members include John P. Martinez, Assistant District Manager, and Jessie Nieves, Community Associate.
The Board consists of fifty volunteer members appointed by the Manhattan Borough President, twenty-five of whom are selected by the three Council Members representing the District. All of CB7's Board Members live, work, or have a significant interest in the district and are appointed based on their qualifications and the needs of the current Board.
CB7 has several standing committees that work with the community to address the concerns of the Upper West Side. Board members are required to serve in one or more of these committees during their appointment.
For in-depth information about community boards and their role in City government see the details at About Community Boards.
250 West 87th Street
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 362-4008
Fax: (212) 595-9317
North: Cathedral Parkway (West 110th Street)
East: Central Park West
West: Hudson River
South: Northern Boundary of Columbus Circle,
West 60th Street, Columbus Avenue, and West 59th Street.