Peace Commission

Chapter 2.90 of the Cambridge Municipal Code.

The Cambridge Peace Commission promotes peace and social justice within Cambridge and in the wider world. It works to reduce violence and advocates ideas and programs that affirm diversity and build community within our city. It links peace groups, social justice efforts, anti-violence coalitions and the municipal government, and pays special attention to violence affecting youth.

The Commission builds community by celebrating local people and efforts with programs and events, and by organizing community forums on issues affecting the community. It supports Cambridge’s sister-city relationships, including those with Yerevan, Armenia and San José Las Flores, El Salvador.

Meetings: Quarterly

up to 20 members (must be residents of the City at the time of appointment)

Term:  3 years

Peace Commission, 617-349-4694

Commission Members:
Georges Atallah 
Frank Connelly 
Aboma Dirbaba
James Eliscar
Gladys Friedler
Elechi Kadete
Larry Kim 
Lijun Li
John Ratliff
Regina Yang


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