About Community Board 5

Servicing the needs of more than 184,000 residents composed of a variety of ethnic and income group that reflect in a true sense the mosaic mirror of the City of Brooklyn. Its boundaries are from the north: Jackie Robinson Parkway (Queens Border) to the south: Belt Parkway: from the east: Queens City line (border to the west: Van Sinderen and Louisiana Avenue.

What We Do?

Brooklyn Community Board 5 covers all areas of East New York, including Cypress, Spring Creek, Starrett City, Gateway and Highland Park.  Members of the Community Board are non-salaried members, who are appointed by the Borough President and City Council Members who represent areas within the district.

The Community Board’s staffed office is referred to as the District Office, which is headed by the District Manager.  The District Office provides assistance to the Community Board in regards to its work within the community, as an advisory body.  Another obligation of the District Office is to assist in resolving community complaints as it relates to municipal services.

Residents of the East New York community are encouraged to attend monthly general meetings and committee meetings.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Community Board?
New York City is divided into 59 geographic Community Districts, each one having an appointed Community Board. The Community Boards are municipal bodies of up to 50 representative Board Members. Board Members are appointed by their respective Borough President, half of them at the recommendation of their local City Council Member. They serve in a voluntary capacity for two year staggered terms. Board Members are your neighbors – people who live, work, own a business, or have some other significant interest in the Community District. The Community Board hires a District Manager who is responsible for running the District Office.
What is the job of the District office?
The CB5 District Office has two primary functions – to process citizen complaints and requests for services, and to provide administrative support for the Community Board. The District Office maintains all the public records of the activities of the Community Board and is responsible for setting up and preparing notices of all Community Board meetings and functions. Additionally, the District Office reviews Street Activity Permit applications for street fairs, block parties and other street closures, monitors the delivery of municipal services and, in general, acts as a one-stop shopping point for information and referrals pertaining to all City government matters. The District Office is a professional, non-partisan office. There are no fees for any services provided.
When does Community Board 5 meet?

Community Board 5 meets the 4th Wednesday of every month, except July & August. There are no meetings held during the months of July & August. Meeting dates can change because of weather and holidays, so be sure to check the BrooklynCB5.org website regularly to find out about updates and meeting changes. Please click here to see the next meeting!

Can I speak at a Community Board meeting?
Yes, you can. You must show up to the monthly meeting and sign up for a 2 minute slot.

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Members

Abdul Sattar

Albert Scott

Alberto Ramos

Alice Lowman

Andre T. Mitchell

Andrew Walcott

Angus Fischer

Charles Bullock

Chawanna Dunn-Halloway

Colette Pean

Colinford Mattis

Damian Pitts

Bishop
David Maldonado

D’Angelo Issac

Dennis Camacho

Dennis Taylor

Emma Jenkins

Hazel Worley

Helen S. Jarrett

Henry Colon

Jahangir Kabir

James Peterson

Jason Andrew

Jessica Bailey

Jessica Franco

John Whitehead

Jose Rosado

Joshua Barker

Joyce Scott-Brayboy

Kenny Watson

Kelebohile Nkhereanye

Manuel Burgos

Marie Harley

Miguel Feliciano

Misba Abdin

Nikki Lucas

Oral Brady

Paul Muhammad

Ronald Modeste

Rosalyn McIntosh

Saddiq Abdul

Salema Davis

Sharese Buie

Sharon Brown

Shirley Oliver

Vincent Riggins

Viola Plummer

Vivian Bright

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Current Board Members

Abdul Sattar Albert Scott Alberto Ramos Alice Lowman Andre T. Mitchell
Andrew Walcott Angus Fischer Charles Bullock Chawanna Dunn-Halloway Colette Pean
Colinford Mattis D’Angelo Issac Damian Pitts (Bishop) David Maldonado Dennis Camacho
Dennis Taylor Emma Jenkins Hazel Worley Helen S. Jarrett Henry Colon
Jahangir Kabir James Peterson Jason Andrew Jessica Bailey Jessica Franco
John Whitehead Jose Rosado Joshua Barker Joyce Scott-Brayboy Kenny Watson
Kelebohile Nkhereanye Manuel Burgos Marie Harley Miguel Feliciano Misba Abdin
Nikki Lucas Oral Brady Paul Muhammad Ronald Modeste Rosalyn McIntosh
Saddiq Abdul Salema Davis Sharese Buie Sharon Brown Shirley Oliver
Syed Kasru Vincent Riggins Viola Plummer Vivian Bright

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