Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship

Chapter 2.123 of the Cambridge Municipal Code

Act as a centralizing force in the City which will deal with immigrant rights and citizenship issues providing information, referral, guidance, coordination, offering and providing technical assistance to other public agencies and private persons, organizations and institutions engaged in activities and programs intended to support immigrant rights and citizenship and eliminate prejudice and discrimination against immigrants because of their status as immigrants and non citizens. Take such action as the Commission considers appropriate to ensure the equal status of immigrants of every national origin, race, sex, age and sexual preference.

11 members

Three members shall serve for a one year term; Four members shall serve for a two-year term; four members shall serve for three-year term. After the initial terms, all Commissioners shall be appointed for a term of three years


Nancy B. Schlacter
Executive Director
Commission on Immigrant Rights & Citizenship
51 Inman St., 2nd Flr.
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 349-4396 (phone)
(617) 349-4766 (fax)

Board Members:
Leslie DiTrani
Sana Ghafoor
Alejandro Heredia-Santoyo
Marcio Macedo
Roxana Maldonado
Swati Sawant
Jennifer Sparks
Merline Sylvain-Williams
Melaine Torres
Yarlennys Vilaman

Visiting City Hall

Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
TTY: 617-349-4242

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Louis DePasquale
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager