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Apply for a Board or Commission

City Manager's Office

The City of Cambridge encourages and promotes involvement by residents in the decision-making process through participation on 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.

How to Start

  1. Go to the Open Meeting Portal to view current vacancies.
  2. Once you have selected the board or commission that you want to apply to, select the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page.
  3. You will be prompted to login into the Meeting Portal. If you already have a user account, you can login to proceed to the application, otherwise you need to create a new user account.
  4. On the application page, you can upload a letter of interest and resume/experience or you can enter the relevant information directly into the online application.
  5. You have the options to: submit your application or save a draft of your application for submission at a later date.
  6. Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email.


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

Please include a letter of interest and your resume or relevant experience, if applicable, for the position that you are applying for.

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