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Cambridge LGBTQ+ Commission Members Sought

Cambridge City Manager Yi-An Huang is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on the Cambridge LGBTQ+ Commission.

LGBTQ+ Commission Role

The Commission’s mission is to advocate for a culture of respect and to monitor progress toward equality of all persons with regard to sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression. The Commission also promotes policies and practices that have a positive effect on the health, welfare and safety of LGBTQ+ persons who live, visit or work in the City of Cambridge.

LGBTQ+ Commission Meetings

The Commission holds a public meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month (with an alternate meeting date in November/December and no meeting in August). Though scheduled meetings are required, much of the work done by Commissioners is often outside of scheduled meetings through working groups. Commissioners work together and with City staff to achieve the goals and objectives of the LGBTQ+ Commission Ordinance, through public outreach events, in-depth research projects, development of new programming, referrals for services, and collaboration across City departments.

LGBTQ+ Commission Membership

The LGBTQ+ Commission consists of up to 20 members appointed by the City Manager to serve three-year terms. Individuals who live or work in Cambridge are eligible to apply. The City of Cambridge is committed to advancing a culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. All board and commission members in Cambridge must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies. We are seeking members of all ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, racial/ethnic backgrounds, and abilities to join the Commission.

How to Apply
Applications to serve on the Commission can be submitted to City Manager Yi-An Huang using the City’s online application system at Cambridgema.gov/apply. A cover letter and resume 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.

The deadline to submit an application is Monday, February 6, 2023.

To learn more about the Commission please visit Cambridgema.gov/lgbtqpluscommission.

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