Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board Vacancies. Application Deadline Extended.


11/21/20233 months ago

Cambridge City Manager Yi-An Huang is seeking to fill vacancies on the Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) Advisory Board. Applications are due by Monday, February 5, 2024.

What is the role of the Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) Advisory Board?

The CCPD Advisory Board works to increase access to all aspects of Cambridge community life for people with disabilities. CCPD raises awareness of disability issues and promotes equal opportunity for people with a range of disabilities, including physical, mental, and sensory.

CCPD also provides information, referrals, guidance, and technical assistance to individuals and their families, employers, public agencies, businesses and private non-profit organizations.

How long do members serve on the CCPD Advisory Board?

The CCPD Advisory Board has 11 members who serve as volunteers for three-year terms.

When does the Advisory Board meet?

The CCPD Advisory Board currently meets virtually on the second Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m.

What are the duties, responsibilities, and requirements of CCPD Advisory Board Members? 

CCPD Advisory Board Members should be Cambridge residents representing different disabilities, diverse cultures and races, and all areas of Cambridge.

Members must attend monthly meetings, currently held virtually and also take part in Working Groups and work on projects as needed.

CCPD Advisory Board members work with other board members and office staff to carry out the CCPD Ordinance (Cambridge Municipal Code Chapter 2.96).

The City of Cambridge is committed to advancing a culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

All board and commission members in Cambridge must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply, though anyone with an interest in serving on the CCPD Advisory Board is welcome to apply.

When is the application deadline for the CCPD Advisory Board?  How do I apply?

Applications are due by Monday, February 5, 2024.

Applications can be submitted to the City Manager’s Office using the City’s online application system at Cambridgema.gov/apply.
A cover letter, resume or applicable experience can be submitted during the online application process.

If you need help filling out your application or have any questions, please contact CCPD at: