Members Sought to Serve on Cambridge Human Rights Commission

Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking volunteers to serve on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission (CHRC).

The Human Rights Commission is made up of 11 members, appointed by the City Manager following an application and interview process. Commissioners serve three-year terms. Meetings are typically held on the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m.

The Human Rights Commission protects the civil rights of residents and visitors to Cambridge and works with Commission staff on the investigation, mediation, and resolution of complaints of discrimination in housing, public accommodations, employment, or education based upon race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, family status, military status, or source of income. The Commission enforces two Ordinances: the Cambridge Human Rights Ordinance (Cambridge Municipal Code Chapter 2.76) and the Cambridge Fair Housing Ordinance (Cambridge Municipal Code Chapter 14.04). Commissioners are expected to attend monthly meetings, participate in subcommittees on outreach and public education, review and approve the outcome of CHRC investigations as needed, and work with CHRC staff.

Additionally, it is a City of Cambridge goal to expand and deepen community engagement with a focus on strengthening the diversity and inclusion of its various boards and commissions, and to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.    

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, October 15, 2021. Applications can be submitted to City Manager Louis A. DePasquale using the City’s online application system at cambridgema.gov/apply.  A cover letter and resume, or an overview of relevant experience, can be submitted during the online application process. Paper applications can also be obtained at the City Manager’s Office at Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue.

For more information, contact Jennifer Mathews at 617-349-4396 or jmathews@cambridgema.gov.

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