Members Sought for Cambridge Community Benefits Advisory Committee


Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking volunteers to serve on the City’s Community Benefits Advisory Committee. This Committee makes recommendations to the City Manager for the approval and awarding 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 the Cambridge City Council’s Funding Priorities. The Committee is also responsible for establishing rules, regulations, and guidelines to provide for the proper administration and implementation of Community Benefit funding.
The Community Benefits Advisory Committee is currently seeking resident and business/property development representatives The Committee meets monthly. Committee members shall be appointed for terms of three years.

Individuals with interest in human service programs, experience/expertise in relevant topics (examples include but not limited to nonprofit leadership, fiscal management, community development, program design/development, public health, housing, homelessness, food access/insecurity, mental health/substance abuse, grant writing, social justice, child development), and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse viewpoints to craft consensus solutions are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should be Cambridge residents or individuals with a strong connection with the City.

Click here for more information on the Community Benefits Ordinance and Committee duties.

Applications to serve on the Commission should be submitted by Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 to City Manager Louis A. DePasquale using the City’s online application system at A cover letter and resumé or applicable experience may be submitted during the online application process. Paper applications are available in the City Manager’s Office at Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue. Please call 617-349-4300 to make an appointment to pick up a copy.