In February 2012, Henrietta Davis was elected Mayor of the City of Cambridge. She previously served eight terms on the Cambridge City Council, and as the City’s Vice Mayor. She has also served four terms on the Cambridge School Committee.
During her time as an elected official, Mayor Davis has focused on children and families, energy and the environment, non-auto transportation, neighborhood preservation, and aging in Cambridge.
Mayor Davis serves as chair of the Cambridge School Committee, chair of the city’s coordinating council on children and families (the Kid’s Council) and for many years has been co-chair of the award winning Healthy Children Task Force, focusing on prevention efforts.
For many years she was the Chair of the Council’s Environment Committee and she led the Council to adopt a Green Building policy for all new city buildings. She counts as significant accomplishments the commitment of Cambridge to purchase 20% renewable energy for its municipal needs.
Mayor Davis is a member of the Massachusetts Municipal Association Energy and Environmental Policy Committee. She is the current chair of the NLC International Council. Mayor Davis has also served as the past Chair of the National League of Cities’ Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
Mayor Davis is proud to say that Cambridge is the 2012 #1 Walking City
in the U.S, according to Prevention Magazine.