City of Cambridge


11/15/2017 3:25 p.m. Expect traffic delays on Sunday, Nov. 19, starting at 7:30 a.m. in Kendall Square, Central Square, Riverside & Cambridgeport during the 2017 Cambridge Half Marathon (Course Time Limit: 3 hours). The event will also impact MBTA bus service along the route. The 13.1 mile race starts at CambridgeSide, heads west through MIT & Harvard to No Beacon St. bridge in Watertown, then back along the Charles River to finish line in Canal Park. More details »


Marc McGovern

Councillor McGovern

Marc is a 4th generation Cantabrigian and father of four, serving his second term on the Cambridge City Council. From a long line of community activists, Marc grew up surrounded by people who taught him the importance of giving back to one’s community. During his time as a Cambridge elected official, Marc has earned a reputation as a level-headed, collaborative, problem solver who always puts the good of the city first.

For the past 20 years, Marc has served the community in a variety of ways. In addition to serving four terms on the Cambridge School Committee, Marc was a member of the Cambridge Kids’ Council for close to a decade. Through the Kids’ Council, he helped write the first-of-its-kind city order guaranteeing children with special needs the ability to attend any city-run after school program in Cambridge. Currently, Marc works full-time as your City Councillor and 10 hours per week as the Clinical Support Social Worker for Farr Academy, a Cambridge school for children struggling with emotional, behavioral or mental health issues. Marc has coached Cambridge Youth Soccer and is the former president of Central Division Little Baseball League which serves over one 200 children. Marc is an active member of his Democratic Ward Committee and the Cambridge Democratic City Committee, taking on a leadership role to help elect progressive democrats to both state and national office.

In 2014, Marc was the first freshman City Councillor in a decade to be named Chair of the Finance Committee. In that role, Marc worked with the city administration to develop and pass a budget that not only kept property taxes low but added many new services and programs to a city that already does so much and helped communicate the nearly half billion dollar city budget to the Council and the community at large.

Marc's work has focused on issues facing the most vulnerable members of the Cambridge community. Marc has been a leader in tackling issues like, income insecurity, affordable housing, homelessness, and hunger. Marc is a believer in constituent services and makes himself available to help solve day to day issues facing residents as well as the larger issues facing our city.

Marc is always willing to meet with anyone who wishes to share his or her thoughts and concerns regarding Cambridge. To reach Marc, please email him at, or call 617-349-4264 to schedule a meeting.


Marc C. McGovern (Vice Mayor)
15 Pleasant Street #2
Cambridge, MA 02139

617 642-1731 (home)
617 349-4280 (work)

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