Commission on the Status of Women

Authority: 
Chapter 2.88 of the Cambridge Municipal Code.

Purpose: 
Established in 1977 as a City department, the Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) works in an inclusive manner to promote equality and justice for all women and girls and advocates on their behalf with other City departments and officials, local organizations, and state government to increase their opportunities through program development, policy recommendations, and public education in key issue areas identified by the Commission as significantly affecting women and girls. 

Membership: 
up to 20 members

Term: 
3 years  (renewable) 

Meetings: Generally meets on the first Wednesday of every month, from 6:30-8 p.m., 51 Inman St., Women's Commission Conference Room, 2nd floor. In September and January, they meet on the second Wednesday of the month. They do not meet in July and August.
Link to Commission Meeting Minutes

City Dept.: 
Women’s Commission, 617-349-4697

Commission Members: 
Phyllis Bretholtz
Pauline Carter-Wells
Srin Chakravorty
Lisa Mashburn
Johanne Meleance
Laura Cava Northrop
Susan Yanow
Golnaz Tabatabai
Addie Schwarz
Marjorie Saunders

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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

Richard C. Rossi
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager