Bronx community boards swear in 145 new members

On Tuesday, the Bronx officially gained 145 new community board members with an energetic swearing-in ceremony and orientation at Lehman College. 

“You are the first line to the people that we serve, and you are the change agents,” said Janet Peguero, deputy borough president, to the new members.

According to Borough President Vanessa Gibson’s office, which oversees the boards, 548 residents from a diverse array of races, ages and backgrounds applied or reapplied for membership. 

The city’s 59 community boards — 12 of which are in the Bronx — are staffed by a volunteer chairperson and members, as well as a salaried district manager.