Upcoming Meetings and Events
As a government agency and one of NYCs Community Boards, Queens Community Board 3 serves as the intermediary between residents and the City Government. We are charged with the responsibility to advocate for the district’s needs and priorities in collaboration with city agencies. We proudly serve the neighborhoods of East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and North Corona.
Who We Serve
The area served by Queens Community Board 3 is bounded by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to the west, Grand Central Parkway to the north, Flushing Meadow Corona Park to the east and Roosevelt Avenue to the south, which includes LaGuardia Airport. The district encompasses zip codes 11368, 11369, 11370 and 11372.
The areas within our purview contain 22 public Schools, private grade schools and a high school, Vaughn College of Aeronautics, 4 libraries, 13 parks, and several Houses of Worship which include Christian Churches, Synagogues, Mosques, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh Temples, and more.
What We Do
Community Boards are at the forefront of the work we do in the community. Much of the monthly meeting time is dedicated to reviewing and acting upon the work of the Board’s committees. It is at the committee level that the bulk of the Community Board’s work is done.
Queens Community Board 3 has 18 committees and are mandated by the City Charter to meet at least once a month – except during July and August.
Monitors La Guardia Airport development, safety, noise, air and water pollution and automobile and mass transit access issues.
Business & Economic Development
The Committee works to encourage and support existing and future commercial businesses, understanding that one of the key elements of a thriving community is flourishing businesses and equal opportunity.
Capital & Expense Budgets
Community Boards are required to submit to the Mayor and City Council their Capital (projects) and Expense (programs and services) budget priorities for consideration in the formulation of the City’s budget.
Queens CB3’s Education Committee develops needs assessments and monitors education services, advocates for the construction of school facilities and additional seating for our very overcrowded schools.
Environment & Sanitation
The Environment & Sanitation Committee monitors sanitation services, street cleaning, waste disposal, vacant lot cleaning, noise and air pollution, sewer and catch basin maintenance, and sludge management.
Promotes the cleanup and maintenance of Flushing Bay and Promenade.
Health & Social Services
The Committee is charged with the responsibility of advocating for the overall better health of our community by addressing issues and concerns such as health threats and hazardous environmental conditions…
The Housing Committee meets to discuss home ownership, CO-OPS and tenant/landlord issues, housing quality and affordability, services available to tenants and homeowners though governmental and community-based agencies.
The Immigration Affairs Committee meets to discuss the numerous issues that affect the many immigrant populations who reside in the community.
Land Use Review
The Community Board routinely reviews applications that involve the acquisition, disposition and/or significant change of use of City-owned properties.
The Landmarks Committee reviews Certificate of Appropriateness applications, designations, and related matters for the individual landmarks and buildings within the historic districts in Community Board 3.
Parks & Recreation + Cultural Affairs
The Parks & Recreation /Cultural Affairs is responsible for accessing the community’s needs for parks and recreation, monitors the condition of parks facilities, rehabilitation and maintenance, parks-related recreation facilities and programs, forestry, and horticulture.
The Public Safety Committee meets to review issues involving police, fire, emergency services and emergency preparedness (in case of natural disasters, terrorism, power outages etc.) and other quality of life concerns related to Community Board 3 and city-wide.
Traffic & Transportation
The Traffic & Transportation Committee assesses and advocates for safe mobility and transportation infrastructure in the Queens Community Board 3 district.
Technology Advisory Committee
The Technology Advisory Committee oversees the Queens Community Board 3 Web site, social media channels (i.e., Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and the ongoing advancement and upgrade of QCB3’s technology needs.
Youth Services Planning
Discusses issues related to opportunity for improvement of services for our youth. Create community related initiatives which include participation of the youth in the District.
First Outdoor Meeting in the City of New York
Who We Are
Our team includes people who live and work in the local community and several who are lifelong residents of Queens. Be assured that you are represented by people who know and understand the community they are serve and are passionate about making a difference. We have a team of talented, capable, hardworking individuals who are eager to serve you.
Giovanna A Reid
1st Vice Chairperson
Dr. Laverne Nimmons
2nd Vice Chairperson
Who We Work With
Queens Community Board 3 interacts with multiple levels of government at the city, state and federal levels. We also interact with all of our elected officials. By forming these partnerships, we effectively address and escalate community issues to the highest level of government when needed. We are dedicated to nurturing and building these relationships to bring much needed services to our community.
Government Agencies and Local Community Based Organizations
Queen’s Community Board 3 works with all level of government agencies. Our leadership team and board members liaison between the community and government entities to mitigate important issues. We also partner with several grassroots community organizations that provide products and services for the various groups within the district.
We always look for opportunities to collaborate with our local CBOs. Please do not hesitate contact us.
Become a Volunteer
Interested in making a difference in your community? Request to volunteer!