CommitteesGet to know our committees, their chairperson, meeting dates, responsibilities and more
The mission of the Aging Committee is to identify the needs of the aging community and to serve it by supporting representatives and advocates for seniors. The committee also acts as a liaison with agencies that support and serve seniors through education, services, events, and budgeting priorities.
Chair – Hazel Worley
Co-Chair – vacant
The Communications Committee supports the Chairperson of Community Board 5 in communicating the Board’s activities to the outside world. It oversees the maintenance of the Community Board’s website and monthly newsletter. The Committee also prepares, for the members of the Board, a monthly summary of new coverage of issues relevant to the Board’s responsibilities and activities.
Chair – Saddiq Abdul
Co-Chair – Dennis Camacho
Economic Development Committee
The mission of the Economic Development Committee is to foster economic growth by introducing business owners, job-seekers, homeowners, and entrepreneurs to resources conducive to their success. A key goal of the Economic Development Committee is to educate citizens of the district about economic opportunities that the city, private sector, and the non-profit sector provide so all stakeholders can reach their full potential. These opportunities include job training, commercial and home loan programs, grant programs, business plan development, management training, licensing and certification programs.
Chair – Joshua Barker
Co-Chair – Paul Muhammad
The Education Committee serves as a liaison between neighborhood schools, the parents and the community concerning the free exchange of educational ideas. The Commitee analyzes and explores present and new programs in the district to determine the effectiveness of the schools and programs for neighborhood children. The Committee also meets with educational leaders to discuss their plans for local schools to ensure they are in alignment with the needs of the district’s student population.
Chair – Jessica Franco
Co-Chair – vacant
Land Use Committee
The purpose of the Land Use Committee is to evaluate, preserve and protect the use of land and buildings in the area comprising Brooklyn Community Board No. 5, including the conduct of ULURP and related hearings, with attention to zoning, landmark, building and fire code regulations. Including, among other matters, proactively working with local institutions, community organizations and local businesses to develop community friendly long range development strategies and plans, working with city agencies to secure enforcement of, affect change in, and assist in application of city laws and regulations governing all land use issues. The Membership of the Land use Committee shall be limited to Appointed Board Members.
Chair – Viola Plummer
Co-Chair – Vivian Bright
Parks and Recreation Committee
The Parks and Recreation Committee reviews capital projects for our community parks, as well as other parks matters that affect community residents. The Committee advocates on behalf of the district’s parks and green spaces with respect to budget requests. The Committee also represents the community’s interests concerning parks issues and act as a liaison between parks users and the Department of Parks and Recreation.
Chair – Salema Davis
Co-Chair – Kelebohile Nkheranye
Public Safety Committee
The Public Safety Committee focuses on improving the welfare and quality of life of Community Board 5. The Committee accomplishes this task by assisting and monitoring the Police and Fire Departments in Community Board 5, and tracks crime and fire incident statistics. Among the Committee’s responsibilities are the approval or disapproval of new and renewal liquor license applications.
Chair – Vincent Riggins
Co-Chair – Pastor David Maldonado
Sanitation Committee (Environment)
Brooklyn Community Board 5’s Environment and Sanitation Committee deals with local issues involving the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and the NYC Department of Sanitation. The goal of the Committee is to advocate for a cleaner, healthier environment. The matters within the Committee’s purview include the following: drinking water supply, distribution and quality, sewage/wastewater system, energy conservation and efficiency, air, water and noise pollution, protection of natural resources and ecology, hazardous substance management, trash collection and disposal, street cleaning, snow and ice removal, vacant lot cleaning, illegal signage, littering and illegal dumping of trash, recycling, graffiti removal and abatement, canine-waste enforcement, pest control, and derelict and abandoned vehicles.
Chair – Dolores Davila
Co-Chair – Kenny Watson
The Transportation Committee deals with local issues involving the NYC Department of Transportation. The matters within Committee’s purview include the following: City streets, Sidewalks and step streets, pedestrian ramps, roadways, street signs and markings, traffic signals, street lighting, traffic cameras, resurfacing streets, potholes and other street defects, parking operations, rules and meters, street furniture (bus shelters, newsracks, newsstands, bike racks, automatic public toilets), capital-construction projects on city streets and highways, Mass transit service (subways, buses, Metro-North Railroad), paratransit service for the disabled (Access-a-Ride), and Public plazas.
Chair – Wilfredo Florentino
Co-Chair – Angus Fischer
Social Services Committee (Health)
The Social Services Committee oversees and makes recommendations on mental health programs and substance abuse programs within the district, conducts human services needs assessment, including services for health, youth, and senior citizens, infants, homeless and handicapped. The committee also establishes strong working relationship with area hospitals and healthcare centers to makes sure adequate services are provided to the community.
Chair – Colette Pean
Co-Chair – Chawanna Dunn-Holloway
The Youth Committee serve as a forum where youth organizations can submit their ideas and requests for funding to support and share the many programs that enriches, educates and develops the well being of a child. The Youth Committee also advocates for youth programs and services in the district through budgeting priorities.
Chair – Sharon Brown
Co-Chair – James Peterson
Pastor David Maldonado