Become a Member

There are two types of CB6 membership: Full membership and public membership. While, both membership types are a significant time commitment, public membership demands less time. Before you apply for either type of membership, please keep your schedule in mind.

If you are interested in joining but have not attended a meeting recently, we encourage you to begin attending meetings now. Of course, you need not be a member to attend CB6 meetings.

Full CB6 Membership

The Manhattan Borough President’s office accepts applications for Community Board membership. New Yorkers living, working, or studying in Community District 6 are encouraged to apply. Community Boards are pivotal in shaping their communities, and they work to enhance and preserve the character of their neighborhoods.

Applications for the 2020-2022 class of Manhattan Community Board are available here.

Public Membership:

Public Members are valued members of our board. They provide expertise in specific areas and allow the board to have working participation from a broader representation within Community District 6.

The number of Public Members is limited by our bylaws. In the committee to which they are appointed, they enjoy full voting privileges as a member of their committee and are counted in the quorum necessary to vote. Therefore, a Public Member must commit to full participation in their assigned committee. Public Members, however, do not participate in the full board meetings as members and are not required to attend those meetings. Like Board Members, Public Members must live or work within Community District 6 or have a significant interest within the district. Public Members must abide by CB6’s bylaws, as well. Please also remember that while all members might bring specific concerns as a resident of a neighborhood or members of a civic organization, members represent the entire district and not any other organization to which they may belong.

If you are interested in becoming a Public Member, or if you wish to reapply for another one-year term, please fill out the application here. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Board Office.

We greatly appreciate your willingness to serve.