Mayor David Maher's Biography

Mayor David P. Maher was sworn in for a second term as Mayor of Cambridge on January 6, 2014. Mayor Maher is a lifelong resident of Cambridge and has been serving in elected office since 1991 when he was elected to the Cambridge School Committee. After eight years of service on the School Committee, David Maher was elected to the Cambridge City Council in 1999 where he has served since.

Mayor Maher also served as Mayor during the 2010-2011 Council term. In his first term as Mayor, David Maher was instrumental in creating the Innovation Agenda, the plan that will result in both the rebuilding of four of our elementary schools and the formation of an academically rigorous middle grade program aimed at better preparing our children for success in high school. Mayor Maher also advocated for improving our public education system, forged new partnerships throughout the city, and provided quality constituent services to our citizens. The Mayor served during the successful completion of a major renovation of CRLS, identified a permanent home for the Adult Community Learning Center and accepted national awards for our green building and community health initiatives on behalf of the City.

Mayor Maher is a graduate of the Suffolk University School of Management and in addition to his governmental service was the Director of Development at Cambridge Family and Children’s Service, a multi-service, non-profit agency serving the critical needs of children and families in our community.

Mayor Maher has always been focused on improving the quality of life issues that face the residents of Cambridge such as education, senior citizen issues and affordable housing. The Mayor’s work on behalf of children and families gives him a unique perspective on the important issues facing our community.