Current Vacancies

Cambridge City Hall

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

The following vacancies are being advertised at this time:

New City Manager's Advisory Committee (Application Deadline 2-17-17)
Community input is a vital component of the decision making process in Cambridge and the City strives to engage and involve all stakeholders. The City Manager’s Advisory Committee will consist of 12-15 residents and stakeholders who will meet at least quarterly to discuss issues happening in the city, develop working relationships, work with organizations, bring different opinions to the table, and work to resolve problems in advance. Selection of individuals to serve on the City Manager’s Advisory Committee will be based on their ability to represent the diversity of the Cambridge community.

Community Benefits Committee (Application Deadline 2-24-17)
This Committee will make recommendations to the City Manager for approval and the award of grant agreements with nonprofit organizations for the provision of Community Benefits.Community Benefits may be programs or services provided by nonprofit organizations that directly benefit Cambridge residents. The role of the Committee is to solicit and evaluate applications from local non-profit providers for the provision of services that are consistent with City Council’s Funding Priorities. The Committee will also be responsible for establishing rules, regulations, and guidelines to provide for the proper administration and implementation of Community Benefit funding.

Commission on Status of Women
(Application Deadline 2-17-17)
Commissioners support staff in their mission to create and promote programs that increase public awareness and understanding of multiple issues affecting women and girls, particularly marginalized women and girls, within the city; advocate to improve the quality of women’s and girls’ lives; and build coalitions and partner with community organizations on these issues.



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