City Manager's Office

City Manager Richard C. Rossi Richard C. Rossi
Deputy City Manager Lisa C. Peterson Lisa C. Peterson
(Photo by Phyllis Bretholtz)


The City Manager’s Office is the Executive Department of the City of Cambridge. As the City’s Chief Executive Officer, the City Manager provides leadership to and administration of all departments and services. The City Manager’s staff includes the Deputy City Manager, Assistant to the City Manager, Public Information Officer, Senior Management Analyst, Executive Assistant and Administrative Assistant.

The City Manager is responsible for the enforcement of all laws and City ordinances; appointment of department heads; appointment of members to the numerous City boards and commissions; and submission of the annual budget to the City Council. In addition, the City Manager and his staff recommend policies and programs to the City Council and implement Council decisions. 

Of Special Interest 

CityView Summer 2014 Newsletter

FY15 Submitted Budget 

CityView Newsletter Winter 2013-14

FY13 Annual Report

Cambridge Life City Magazine & Resource Guide 2013-14

Understanding Your Taxes Newsletter Sept. 2013

FY14 Community Preservation Act Allocations

FY14 Adopted City of Cambridge Budget

2012 Citizen Survey

2010 Citizen Survey  

2008 Citizen Survey


















Department Information

Hours of Service

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

City Manager:
Richard C. Rossi

Cambridge City Hall
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139