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Member Sought to Fill Vacancy on Cambridge Water Board. Application Deadline 10-23-23.

Cambridge Water Board Vacancy Application Deadline: October 23, 2023
Apply Online Here

What is the role of the Cambridge Water Board

The Cambridge Water Board is a five-member board appointed by the City Manager that acts in an advisory role to the Managing Director of the Cambridge Water Department. Members typically assist in developing, modifying, and approving policy related to Water Department owned land and land use. Board members are appointed to a five-year term. 

What kind of skills and abilities do you need to effectively serve on the Water board or committee?

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. Ideal candidates should be able to:

  • Participate in a collaborative process;
  • Consider diverse ideas and perspectives;
  • Be familiar with basic public water supply resource protection objectives and issues such as encroachment, erosion control, and invasive species management; 
  • Have a basic understanding of open greenspace land management in an urban environment balancing multiuse activities and recreation with wildlife habitat protection and species diversity. 

When does the Water Board Meet?  What is the time commitment for members?
The board generally meets virtually on the second Tuesday of the month, from 5:00-6:30 p.m., and on occasion in person at the Walter J. Sullivan Water Purification Facility, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge.

How can I apply to serve on the Water Board?

Applications to serve on the Commission can be submitted using the City of Cambridge’s online application system at Cambridgema.gov/apply. A cover letter and resume or applicable experience may be submitted during the online application process. If you have questions about the application process or need assistance, please contact the City Manager's Office at 617-349-4300 or boardsandcommissions@cambridgema.gov.  

The application deadline is Monday, October 23, 2023.

For more information, contact Mark Gallagher at mgallagher@cambridgema.gov.

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