Van Bramer: I’ll diversify Queens community boards if elected BP


Queens Borough President candidate Jimmy Van Bramer released a policy proposal to diversify community boards in Queens, saying he’d take “aggressive” steps to ensure the borough’s 14 advisory boards better reflect the communities they serve.

“Community boards should reflect the diversity of the districts they represent, but the reality is they’re dominated by those who don’t,” Van Bramer said. “The combination of a lack of term limits for board members and the historic pattern of reappointing members has had a net effect of sidelining younger, BIPOC, immigrant, and queer voices. As Borough President I’d take aggressive steps to make sure Queens community boards truly represent the people they serve.”