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.
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

Albert Scott
Alberto Ramos
Alice Lowman
Andre T. Mitchell
Andrew Walcott
Angus Fischer
Charles Bullock
Dr. Chavon Tingle
Chawanna Dunn-Halloway
Colette Pean
Pastor David Maldonado
D’Angelo Issac
Dennis Camacho
Dennis Taylor
Dolores Davila
Emma Jenkins
Hazel Worley
Henry Colon
Jahangir Kabir
James Peterson
Jessica Franco
John Whitehead
Jose Rosado
Joshua Barker
Joyce Scott-Brayboy
Kenny Watson
Kelebohile Nkhereanye
Keron Alleyne
Manuel Burgos
Marie Harley
Melinda Perkins
Miguel Feliciano
Misba Abdin
Nikki Lucas
Oral Brady
Paul Muhammad
Ronald Modeste
Rosalyn McIntosh
Saddiq Abdul
Salema Davis
Sharon Brown
Shirley Oliver
Syed Kasru
Vernon Jones
Vincent Riggins
Viola Plummer
Vivian Bright

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Current Board Members

Albert Scott Alberto Ramos Alice Lowman Andre T. Mitchell
Andrew Walcott Angus Fischer Charles Bullock Dr. Chavon Tingle
Chawanna Dunn-Halloway Colette Pean Pastor David Maldonado D’Angelo Issac
Dennis Camacho Dennis Taylor Dolores Davila Emma Jenkins
Hazel Worley Henry Colon Jahangir Kabir James Peterson
Jessica Franco John Whitehead Jose Rosado Joshua Barker
Joyce Scott-Brayboy Kenny Watson Kelebohile Nkhereanye Keron Alleyne
Manuel Burgos Marie Harley Melinda Perkins Miguel Feliciano
Misba Abdin Nikki Lucas Oral Brady Paul Muhammad
Ronald Modeste Rosalyn McIntosh Saddiq Abdul Salema Davis
Sharon Brown Shirley Oliver Syed Kasru Vernon Jones
Vincent Riggins Viola Plummer Vivian Bright

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