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Cambridge Seeking Members for the Black, Indigenous, People of Color-Owned Business Advisory Committee (Application Date Extended to 12-19-22)

The City of Cambridge is looking for volunteers to serve on the Black, Indigenous, People of Color-Owned (BIPOC) Business Advisory Committee for a two (2) year term. The goal of this group is to work with City staff to build policies and programs to better assist BIPOC-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. The application deadline to apply to serve on this committee has been extended to Monday, December 19, 2022 at 8 p.m.

The Committee has 13 members representing a range of business sectors (e.g. retail, restaurant, non-profit organizations, and personal and professional services) and the full diversity of the Cambridge BIPOC business community.

There are five (5) vacant seats.

Who should apply?

  • Any Cambridge small business owner identifying as Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian, Asian Pacific Islander, Latinx, or other historically marginalized group, especially residents who have never served on a board or committee
  • Organizations serving Cambridge whose principal mission is to represent BIPOC businesses

Why should I apply?

Joining the BIPOC Business advisory committee will allow you to:

  • Advise the City on ways to uplift BIPOC-owned businesses and entrepreneurs in Cambridge
  • Help spread information about resources for businesses in Cambridge
  • Network with other Cambridge BIPOC business owners and entrepreneurs, as well as City staff

What’s involved?

  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Provide feedback and ideas about improving:
      Business programs
    Outreach efforts
    The City’s overall relationship with BIPOC-owned businesses

How to apply

  • Submit a cover letter and resume by the extended deadline of Monday, December 19, 2022 at 8 p.m.
  • Apply online at: www.cambridgema.gov/apply

Contact Allyson Allen at AAllen@CambridgeMA.gov or 617-349-9122.

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