115-01 Lefferts Boulevard
South Ozone Park, NY 11420
Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
**Meetings are held at 7:45 pm on the First Thursday of the month at:**
Old Mill Yacht Club
163-15 Cross Bay Boulevard
Howard Beach, NY 11414
**Meetings are not usually held during the months of July and August**
Community Boards are local representative bodies. There are 59 throughout the city. Queens has 14 Community Boards. Each Board consists of up to 50 unsalaried members appointed by the Borough President, with half nominated by the City Council members who represent the community district.
Board members are selected by the Borough President from among active, involved people of each community, with an effort to assure that every neighborhood is represented. Board members must reside, work or have some other significant interest in the community.
Community Boards have an important advisory role in land use and zoning matters, the City budget, municipal service delivery, and other matters relating to the welfare of the communities. 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.