Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer is looking for a few good men and women to join their local community boards. One responsibility of the borough president is to select community board members. The community board is one of the most basic forms of civic engagement. Through voting on propositions or applications, community boards send recommendations to elected officials and city agencies about the views and opinions of local residents on topics like land use, development and the budget. Stringer's office is currently accepting applications for the new positions and holding two information sessions on community board responsibilities. The first meeting will take place on Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at 1 Centre Street, 19th floor. The other is scheduled for Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at 163 125th Street, Room 8A. For more information, contact Shaan Khan at 212-669-441 or Shanifah Rieara at 212-531-3030.