About CB7


Community Board 7/ Manhattan is your part of local government. Like all other community boards, we are mandated by the Charter of the City of New York. The Board plays an important advisory role in dealing with land use and zoning matters, the City budget, municipal service delivery, and multiple community concerns of the Upper West Side.

The Board is headed by Elizabeth R. Caputo, Chair. The chair is elected by the Board Members for a one year term, with a maximum two terms. There is also an Executive Committee comprised of the Chair, the Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, and two Co-Secretaries.  CB7's staff is headed by its District Manager, Penny Ryan. Staff members include John P. Martinez, Assistant District Manager, and Jessie Nieves, Community Associate.     

The Board consists of fifty volunteer members appointed by the Manhattan Borough President, twenty-five of whom are selected by the three Council Members representing the District. All of CB7's Board Members live, work, or have a significant interest in the district and are appointed based on their qualifications and the needs of the current Board. 

CB7 has several standing committees that work with the community to address the concerns of the Upper West Side. Board members are required to serve in one or more of these committees during their appointment. For further information about CB7 rules and policies, please read the CB7 Bylaws.

For in-depth information about community boards and their role in City government see the details at About Community Boards.

Board Offices 
250 West 87th Street     
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10024     
Phone: 212.362.4008    
Fax: 212.595.9317
email: office@cb7.org 
Boundaries of CB7/Manhattan
North: Cathedral Parkway (West 110th Street)
East: Central Park West
West: Hudson River
South: Northern Boundary of Columbus Circle,
West 60th Street, Columbus Avenue, and West 59th Street.

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