The Park Slope Civic Council is organized into many different volunteer-run committees, covering a wide range of issues and activities. Learn more below and on each committee’s page, and volunteer with one or more to help build and maintain a great Park Slope. (For committees without regular meetings listed here, please e-mail the committee chairs for details.)
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Better known as FOFA, this committee provides an active forum and voice for people who live, work, and make use of the stretch of Fourth Avenue between Flatbush and the Prospect Expressway. Our goal is to help a safe, multiuse, clean and green streetscape for the diverse users of Fourth Avenue.
Chairs: SJ Avery and Grace Freedman
Meetings: Every second Tuesday of the month, 7:45 a.m., at the Fifth Avenue Committee office, 621 Degraw St. near Fourth Avenue.
The Park Slope Historic District – established in 1973 as one of New York City’s first such zones – played a strong role in Park Slope’s renaissance in the 1970s and 1980s. Our objective is to expand the district so we can preserve our neighborhood’s special architecture and character.
Chair: Peter Bray
The mission of the Civic Council’s Livable Streets Committee is to improve the use, safety and quality of the streets, sidewalks and streetscapes of Park Slope, in cooperation with neighboring communities, in ways that enhance street life and safety for all users.
We advocate for responsible use of natural resources in our community and promote better practices for the environment. Our goals are to provide information on sustainability issues, raise awareness of sustainability and carbon-footprint issues in our selection of food and other goods, and work with other groups, providing them with publicity and assistance.
Chairs: Candace Woodward and Kedin Kilgore
Make a clean sweep of your home and neighborhood by joining the Civic Council’s Civic Sweeps, an event held twice a year – in spring and fall – that brings neighbors together and makes Park Slope shine.
Chairs: Candace Woodward
The Park Slope Civic Council awards community grants each year, supporting local groups that reflect the variety of active, creative organizations in Park Slope and contribute greatly to our community’s diversity and vitality.
Chair: Temporarily vacant
Chair: Kim Maier
Every year for more than 50 years, the Civic Council’s House Tour offers a self-guided walking tour of different parts of Park Slope, highlighting the beautiful and historic residential interiors of our community.
Chairs: Candace Woodward and Darryl Cook
Each year, The Civic Council awards a Scholarship for Community Service to one graduate from each of the four secondary schools in the John Jay Educational Complex who are college bound and exemplify significant community and volunteer service.
Chair: Joe Rydell
For the last 17 winters, the Civic Council has organized a Toys for Tots gift collection drive to help local children and families in need. And every year, Park Slope shows its true community spirit by brightening their holidays with hundreds of donated toys and books.
Chair: Thomas Miskel
Established in 2009, the Outreach Committee coordinates the Civic Council’s informational, marketing and membership efforts. Our members focus on getting the word out about the Civic Council in both Park Slope and neighboring communities – who we are, what we’re working on and how to get involved.
Chairs: Melinda Morris and Sarah Gersowitz