Subject: Comprehensive CB Training Sessions
Date: Fri, May 25, 2007 05:36 PM
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Please see attached letter.
All are welcome to attend. Please help us to distribute.
Hard copies will be sent to every CB member today.
Enjoy the holiday weekend!
Joshua S. Bocian
Director of Community Affairs & Constituent Services
Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer
One Centre Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 669-8151
Fax: (212) 669-4306
Office of the President
Borough of Manhattan
Scott M. Stringer
June 1, 2007
Dear Community Board Member:
As the summer is upon us and many of the boards do not meet as frequently, I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to offer more comprehensive workshops as part of the Manhattan Borough President’s Community Board Member Training Institute. Almost 150 of you participated in Community Board 101 Training Sessions, co-sponsored by the Mayor’s Community Assistance Unit and our office, which took place on May 14th and May 21st.
For those that participated, I hope you found them to be an introduction to the basic workings and responsibilities of the boards. We were fortunate to have City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden and Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz on hand to provide us with both their insight and words of encouragement.
So you have the tools necessary to best serve your communities, my office has developed a series of in-depth workshops on issue areas of most importance to carrying out the duties of being a Community Board Member, including:
Land Use, Planning, Development & ULURP – June 25th at our offices located at 1 Centre Street and July 30th at our offices located at 163 West 125th Street. Please RSVP to (212) 669.4449
Conflicts of Interest/Parliamentary Procedure/Resolution Writing – July 9th at our offices located at 1 Centre Street and July 23rd at our offices located at 163 West 125th Street. Please RSVP to (212) 669.4460
NYC Budget Overview – June 18th at our offices located at 163 West 125th Street and July 16th at our offices located at 1 Centre Street. Please RSVP to (212) 669.4446
All of the workshops will take place from 7-9pm. You will be required to show picture ID in order to enter both buildings. In addition you should feel free to bring a light snack or dinner. Finally, you are encouraged to bring the relevant materials provided to you either this year or last year for each session (i.e. Zoning Handbook, Handbook for Community Board Members, Guide to Parliamentary Procedure for NYC Community Boards, Manual for Participation in the Budget Process).
While none of the workshops are mandatory, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you attend. You may register for one, two, or all three of the topics that are being covered depending on your knowledge base and personal interests. Both sessions on each topic will cover the exact same material, so there is no need for you to attend each of them.
My staff and I hope you take advantage of these educational opportunities!
Very truly yours,
Scott M. Stringer
Manhattan Borough President