Participatory Budgeting lets you make real decisions about funding projects in your neighborhood. There are many ways to be involved in the process, from suggesting ideas for community improvements to voting.
Delegates and Facilitators make the real work of democracy possible. Delegates meet regularly in the fall and early winter to narrow down the list of project ideas, research the community’s needs, and work with city agencies and staff to develop concrete proposals for the ballot. Facilitators guide the Delegates in this process, helping them focus on equity and meet key deadlines. Join a committee that most interests you — like Parks, Transportation, Public Safety, Education, Youth, Public Housing, and Arts & Culture! Delegates must be at least 11 years old or at least in 6th Grade and have a meaningful connection to the district, for example live in the district, work in the district, own a business in the district, attend school in the district, or be a parent of a child attending school in the district. Sign up here or contact your district with questions.
Poll workers are community members like you, who help operate vote sites during Vote Week to bring the ballot to the people. Volunteers receive training, and can then work for a few hours or a few days. Sign up here!
In order to vote, you must be at least 11 years old or at least in 6th Grade and live in the district. Eligible voters must sign an affidavit to confirm age and residency in the district.
Join your District Committee
Each participating Council Member convenes a District Committee that meets regularly to provide oversight and assists with planning throughout the PBNYC process. The District Committee should be representative of the entire district, both geographically and demographically. Are you interested in helping to ensure that PBNYC reaches everyone in your district? Would you like to provide input on outreach strategy and strengthen community participation? Contact staff in your district office to learn more.
Join the PBNYC Citywide Committee
The PBNYC Citywide Committee guides and supports the PB process across participating districts. The Committee meets monthly, alternating daytime and evening times, to allow for wide participation. Members are encouraged to participate in a Working Group, focusing on topics like Equity & Inclusion, Advocacy & Expansion, District Support, Technology, and Research & Evaluation. Please contact email@example.com to learn more or apply.
Participate in a Working Group
Working Groups, led by Citywide Committee members, provide input and develop initiatives on topics that impact PBNYC citywide. These groups include for Cycle 7: Equity & Inclusion, Advocacy & Expansion, District Support, Technology, and Research & Evaluation. Working groups are open to anyone in the community with PBNYC experience and passion – you do not need be a full Citywide Committee member to join. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Find out if your District is taking part below.
|15||Ritchie J. Torres||Bronx|
|16||Vanessa L. Gibson||Bronx|
|17||Rafael Salamanca Jr.||Bronx|
|26||Jimmy Van Bramer||Queens|
|27||I. Daneek Miller||Queens|
|31||Donovan J. Richards||Queens|
|33||Stephen T. Levin||Brooklyn|
|34||Antonio Reynoso||Brooklyn, Queens|
|35||Laurie A. Cumbo||Brooklyn|
|36||Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.||Brooklyn|
|45||Jumaane D. Williams||Brooklyn|
|49||Deborah Rose||Staten Island|