Neighborhood Advisory Boards
Borough President Marty Markowitz appoints a volunteer member to each of Brooklyn’s 18 Neighborhood Advisory Boards. NABs provide residents of low-income communities with an opportunity to help the Department of Youth and Community Development identify funding priorities.
NABs serve Neighborhood Development Areas (NDAs), which are low-income neighborhoods designated as needing community development support. NAB members are responsible for helping to identify the needs of their local communities. DYCD takes their findings into consideration when allocating federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding for needs such as fatherhood program, employment programs, and immigrant and refugee assistance.
Brooklyn is divided into 18 Community Districts. The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) has established a Neighborhood Advisory Board (NAB) for each one. Each NAB is represented by a 7- to 12-member board with the authority to help identify community priorities and recommend specific programs. Six members are appointed by the Borough President. To be considered for appointment applicants must:
- Be full-time residents of the Neighborhood Development Area they would represent
- Have lived in the neighborhood for a minimum of six months
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have no formal association with any organization that receives DYCD funding under the CSBG program
Marty currently has openings on these NABs:
- District 6—Red Hook
- District 7—Sunset Park
- District 9—Prospect Lefferts Gardens
- District 14—Prospect Park South, Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Midwood,
- District 17—Remsen Village, Rugby, East Flatbush
- District 18—Canarsie, Paerdegat Basin
To learn what district you live in, visit http://gis.nyc.gov/dcp/at/f1.jsp and enter your address.
To apply for an appointment, click on this link:
You may return this form to:
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Or fax to: