The City of Cambridge encourages and promotes involvement by residents in the decision-making process through participation in a variety of boards and commissions. Serving on a board or commission can be a rewarding experience and an excellent way to contribute to the quality of life of the community in which you live or work. We rely greatly on the interest and involvement of those volunteers who seek a more active role in the functioning of their local government.
Selection for appointment to one of our boards and commissions is generally based on the following characteristics:
- A broad perspective and concern for the welfare and progress of the City
- A familiarity with the City’s history, issues and goals
- Interest in the functions/responsibilities of the board or commission under consideration
- City residency, in most cases
- A willingness to devote time and effort to the work of said board or commission
- Awareness of and understanding of the City’s ordinances and policies
- Balanced and diverse representation on boards and commissions as feasible
Below is a list of current vacancies.
Affirmative Action Advisory Committee (AAAC) Vacancy (Application Deadline EXTENDED: Friday, May 16, 2014)
This committee reviews policies affecting municipal employment and its impact on affirmative action issues and serves in an advisory capacity to the city’s Director of Affirmative Action, Personnel Director and the City Manager. In this role, the AAAC:
- Discusses developments in the law impacting the City ‘s Affirmative Action Plan;
- Provides assistance to the Affirmative Action Director in updating the Plan and monitoring progress
- Offers assistance to the City in its recruitment efforts; and
- Provides advice and assistance to the City Manager to further the City’s Affirmative Action efforts.
Citizen Committee on Civic Unity (Application Deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014)
The Citizen Committee on Civic Unity will serve in an advisory role to the City Council and City Manager, will engage the public and will provide opportunities for constructive discussions regarding race, class, religion, gender, disability and sexual orientation, in order to actively promote equity, fairness and unity within the city organizational structure and the broader Cambridge community.