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Apply Today to Serve on a City Board or Commission

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Serving on a board or commission can be a rewarding experience and an excellent way to contribute to our community. Board members also have the opportunity to participate in the City’s decision-making process for a variety of topics. The City has 80 boards and commissions with over 500 members.

The City of Cambridge is committed to advancing a culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Board and commission members should have the ability to collaborate with individuals with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies.

Are you ready to play a critical role in shaping Cambridge’s civic landscape? If so, check out our current vacancies. Boards and commissions do not generally require an educational or technical background, though most require Cambridge residency.

Apply today at Cambridgema.gov/Apply.


Below is a listing of current vacancies, with a link to more information on each respective board, committee, or commission, followed by information on applying:  being advertised at this

Black, Indigenous, People of Color-Owned (BIPOC) Business Advisory Committee (Application Deadline Extended to 12-19-22)

Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) Advisory Board (Application Deadline 12-28-22)

Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women 
(Application Deadline 12-12-22)

Foundry Advisory Committee
(Application Deadline 12-12-22)

Mass Ave Partial Construction Working Group (Application Deadline 12-12-22)

Police Review & Advisory Board (Application Deadline 12-12-22)

Recycling Advisory Committee 
(Application Deadline 12-19-22)


Application Process

Applications to serve on any of these committees can be submitted to City Manager Yi-An Huang using the City’s online application system at www.cambridgema.gov/apply and selecting the respective committee(s) of interest.  A cover letter and resume or applicable experience can be submitted during the online application process. Paper applications are available in the City Manager’s Office at Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue.  Please note the application deadlines for the respective committees listed above.

For questions about the application process, please contact Francesca Gaines in the City Manager's Office at 617-349-4300 or fgaines@cambridgema.gov.

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