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Committee on Public Planting Vacancy

Cambridge Committee on Public Planting Application Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2023

What is the role of the Cambridge Committee on Public Planting?

The Committee on Public Planting is charged with the responsibility of promoting and improving the quality and diversity of plantings throughout all areas of Cambridge. This includes reviewing planting plans for new public work in the city; advising the city on effective maintenance of public plantings; supporting the role of the Urban Forestry Division; and encouraging interest in public plantings in all neighborhoods.

When does the Committee on Public Planting meet?

The Committee holds a hybrid meeting where members and the public have the option to either attend in person or virtually on the second Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7 p.m.

What is the term of appointment?

Committee members are appointed to 2-year terms.

Who can serve on Committee on Public Planting?

Candidates should be Cambridge residents who have an interest in urban forestry and landscape issues, and, ideally, experience in horticulture. The City of Cambridge is committed to advancing a culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

What kind of skills and abilities do you need to effectively serve on the Committee on Public Planting?

Committee members must also 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.

How can I apply to serve on the committee?

Applications to serve on the Commission can be submitted using the City of Cambridge’s online application system at Cambridgema.gov/apply. The application deadline is Monday, May 1, 2023. A cover letter and résumé 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.

For more information about the committee, contact David Lefcourt, City Arborist at 617-349-6433 or dlefcourt@cambridgema.gov.

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