Community Board #12 Manhattan is one of the 59 community boards in New York City (12 in Manhattan). Each of the Community Board members represents a unique geographic area of the city of New York and CB12 represents the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood in the Borough of Manhattan. It is delimited by the Harlem River on the east and on the north, the Hudson River on the west, and W 155th Street on the south.
The Community board is made up of 50 non-salaried volunteered members, who are considered officials of the City of New York. These members are appointed by the borough president, in which half of the members must be appointed from nominees of the districts council members. Each of the Board Members must either live, work, or have special interest in the CB 12 district.
As an independent City Agency, Community Board #12 Manhattan is committed to improving the delivery of the City services in the district and advocating for the welfare of the District and its’ residents. As mandated by the New York City Charter, CB#12 Manhattan is responsible to participate in long-term community planning, review applications for liquor licenses and sidewalk cafes, street fairs, street closings, Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), and assessing community needs in the City budget.