Ever thought about joining your local community board? The community-minded folks over at nonprofit Transportation Alternatives are hosting an information session called Brooklyn Community Board Join-up Thursday evening on how to get involved with your local community board, where you can have an impact on everything from pedestrian and cyclist safety to development and new businesses.
Current community board members will be on hand to share stories of how they changed their neighborhoods, and officials from the City Council and the Borough President’s office will walk participants through the application process. They’ll even have a notary public there to certify applications, which you can download and fill out in advance if you’re really interested in joining up. Above, elected officials speak at a Community Board Six meeting about a proposed homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens last year.
Afterward, Transportation Alternatives’ Brooklyn Activist Committee will discuss their street safety campaigns for 2014. Also, they’ll have free snacks. Anyone who wants to attend can RSVP here on their website. The session will take place Thursday at 7 pm at the Brooklyn YWCA, located at 30 3rd Avenue just north of Atlantic.