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City Manager's Office

Tower of City Hall The City Manager is responsible for providing leadership to and administration of all City departments and services, recommends policies and programs to the City Council, and implements Council legislation. The Office responds to citizen inquiries and requests, and coordinates with City departments to conduct neighborhood meetings regarding community concerns, and works closely with the City Council on its mission to improve the quality of life for everyone in the community. Additionally, the Deputy City Manager oversees Capital construction projects.

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Boards and Commissions

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

View information on our Boards and Commissions and learn how to apply to serve as a member.

View Resident Survey Results from 2008-2023

Opinion Dynamics Corporation has conducted the City of Cambridge's random telephone survey of residents since 2000.  Resident participation helps inform the City on how Cambridge residents feel about a number of important issues.  

Public Records Access Officer

Pursuant to the Public Records Law (G.L. c. 66, section 6A) the City Manager has designated Seah Levy as the Public Records Access Officer for the City of Cambridge.  

Her contact information is: 

Seah Levy 
Public Records Access Officer

City of Cambridge 
Law Department 
City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue 
Cambridge, MA  02139 

(617) 349-4121 

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