Queens features 14 community boards.
By Forum Staff
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz on Monday announced the appointments of 331 volunteers to serve two-year terms on their respective community boards.
Of the 331 appointees, 62 are first-time members who have never before served on a CB, but, as Katz put it, “have demonstrated both an understanding of the community’s needs and a commitment to serving the public.”
The appointments kicked off their two-year terms on April 1.
Of the 331 appointees, 41 are on Community Boards 9 (17 appointees) and 10 (24). Community Board 9 serves Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and part of Ozone Park; while CB 10 represents part of Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Hamilton Beach, and South Richmond Hill.
The CB 9 appointees are: Inderpaul Ahluwalia, Sherry Algredo, Dolores Baldassare, Julio Batista, Dulal Bhattacharjee, Kamal Bhuiyan, Latchman Budhai, Sandra Datnarain, Richard David, Stephen Esposito, Laraine Fletcher, Joseph Iaboni, Ivan Mrakovcic, Regina Santoro, Jarnail Singh, Mohinder Singh, and Naima Sultana.
The CB 10 appointees are: Mohamed Amin, Luis Amorium, James Caruso, Anthony Cosentino, Frank Dardani, Anoop Dhanpat, Irene Dimoh, Geoffrey Duldulao, John Fazio, Edna Fraylom, Ryan Graham, Peter Granickas, Romeo Hitlall, Howard Kamph, Pierre Kishun, Phillip Lynch, Jr., Dorothy Mitchell, Fazlurrahman Mohamed, Jose Quijano, Nellie Santiago, Nasiruddin Shuayb, Jody Stahl, Marilyn Vecchio, and Linda Walker.
There are a total of 59 community boards citywide, with 14 s erving all Queens neighborhoods. Katz noted that CBs play an important advisory role in considering land use and zoning matters, and also contribute to the dialogue about the City budget, municipal service delivery and many other matters that impact their communities.