BP Oddo is seeking a few good men and women to serve on their Community Board. Those who want to serve should submit an application by June 2.
Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo announced on May 19 that there are still spots available on Community Boards, and he urged those Staten Islanders who are interested in serving a two-year term to submit an application.
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“Joining a Community Board is an excellent way to serve your community,” said Borough President Oddo. “Community Boards are an institution in city government that allows citizens to play an active role in their government. Amongst other responsibilities, they play an important advisory role in the city’s land use process. I want to ensure that our local Community Boards have a diverse array of perspectives and opinions. For this reason, I am putting this call out to Staten Islanders. If you have ever wondered how you can get more involved in serving your neighborhood, consider serving on your local Community Board.”
Those who are appointed to the Community Board are expected to attend one full Board meeting per month and a committee meeting. Please contact Marie Carmody-LaFrancesca at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-816-2141 with any questions.
In the spirit of classic Public Service Announcements, Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo is looking for Staten Islanders to join his office’s efforts to clean up our borough by recording their own anti-litter PSA. Now through June 1, residents are urged to get creative and film a PSA. The anti-litter videos, which he expects will be made using camera phones or more professional cameras should be at least 15 seconds long and not exceed three minutes in length.
"We have to take our anti-littering message to as wide an audience of Staten Islanders as possible,” said Borough President Oddo. “What better way to reach Staten Islanders than by tapping into the creativity of Staten Islanders. In this era of smart phones and YouTube, I think lots of Staten Islanders will be willing to demonstrate their creativity and help us with our anti-littering campaign. Anyone with a smartphone or camera can join in and show off their community spirit, while showing, in a pithy way, why litter is wrong and hurts our community.”
To enter the contest, Staten Islanders are encouraged to post their videos on the Borough President’s official Twitter (Twitter.com/StatenIslUSA) page with the hashtag #silitterPSA or email the link or file for their submission to Jennifer Sammartino at email@example.com.
Oddo said, “We are not necessarily looking for the most professionally produced video, rather we are looking for the most creative one that gets the message across. Litter is wrong, and if we, as a community, stopped engaging in it our communities will be cleaner and we will all enjoy a greater quality of life.”
After receiving all submissions, Oddo and his staff will pick their five favorites and then utilize social media to pick the winner.