Bronx BP’s office inspiring residents to join their local community boards

There’s a heightened push for younger community members to join the boards across the Bronx – including rom 30-year-old Bryan Wigfall, of Community Board 3.

Kurt Semder and Adolfo Carrion

Feb 22, 2024, 1:23 AM

Updated 143 days ago

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The Bronx Borough president’s office is looking for Bronx residents to help out their hometown neighborhoods by joining their local community boards.
Borough President Vanessa Gibson’s office held a day of action on Wednesday, hitting streets and MTA stations, handing out flyers and speaking to community members to get the word out about community board applications.
Longstanding community board members, like Community Board 7’s Jean Hill and Helene Hartman-Kutnowski, say these boards are of the utmost importance to get exactly what the community needs and help the voices that are right next door.
"When you walk out your door, you're in your own neighborhood and you need to know what goes on in your own neighborhood. The community board helps to give you that type of information,” said Hill.
There’s a heightened push for younger community members to join the boards across the Bronx – including rom 30-year-old Bryan Wigfall, of Community Board 3, who wants Bronx residents his age to join.
"You'll be able to have an impact on education, health care, housing, to name a few issues that are important to everyone in the community, and you'll be able to make an impact that will have an impact on multiple generations,” said Wigfall.


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