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August 23, 2017

Current City of Cambridge Board and Commission Vacancies (August 23, 2017)

Filed under: Cambridge,Cambridge government — Tags: — Robert Winters @ 5:32 pm

Members Sought for Historic and Neighborhood Conservation District Commissions
Application deadline extended to September 25, 2017

Aug 23, 2017 – Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking to fill vacancies for members and alternate members on the Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD) Commission, Half Crown-Marsh NCD Commission, and Mid Cambridge NCD Commission. The original application deadline for these commissions has been extended to Monday, September 25, 2017.

City SealNeighborhood Conservation Districts were established by City ordinance beginning in 1983. NCD designation recognizes the particular design qualities of distinctive neighborhoods and encourages their protection and maintenance for the benefit of the entire city. The three NCD commissions in Cambridge each include five members and three alternates. Most members must be residents of the respective neighborhood commission. More information and maps of the Avon Hill, Half Crown-Marsh, and Mid Cambridge NCDs are available at cambridgema.gov/historic/districtsHistoricProperties/districtsmap.

The volunteer commissions meets monthly and are supported by the professional staff of the Cambridge Historical Commission. Applicants should have an interest in architecture, local history or neighborhood preservation and be committed to protecting the historic resources and built environment of the City. Appointments are made by the City Manager with regard to a diversity of viewpoints. Minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Individuals interested in being considered should apply by using the city’s online application system at www.cambridgema.gov/apply and selecting the relevant commission. A cover letter and résumé or summary of 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. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, September 25, 2017.


Members Sought for Cambridge Citizens’ Committee on Civic Unity
Application Deadline August 28, 2017

City SealJuly 19, 2017 – Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking residents and members of the Cambridge community (including private sector, municipal employees, business owners, students and others) interested in serving on the Citizens’ Committee on Civic Unity.

The mission of the City of Cambridge Citizens’ Committee on Civic Unity is to foster fairness, equity, unity, appreciation, and mutual understanding across all people and entities in Cambridge. The Committee works to provide opportunities for constructive discussions and community events regarding race, class, religion, gender, disability, and sexual orientation, through recognizing and raising awareness of historic, existing, and potential civic issues; providing opportunities for honest dialogue and engagement; and by building bridges across communities to better understand and connect with one another.

The Committee generally meets monthly. Committee meetings are open to the public and may include presentations by guest speakers, city staff, and various experts. For information on the committee’s work, current goals, meeting schedule, and events, please visit: www.cambridgema.gov/civicunity.

Individuals interested in being considered can submit a cover letter, résumé or summary of applicable experience using the city’s online application system at www.cambridgema.gov/apply. Paper applications are available in the City Manager’s Office at Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, August 28, 2017.

1 Comment »

  1. Best source of personality traits aimed at commercial proposals in the square is the BZA minutes archive:

    https://www.cambridgema.gov/inspection/zoning/boardofzoningappeal/bzameetingminutes

    Reasoning such as “I bicycle and my friend almost got hit by a truck. Fast food will cause double parking and more traffic” prevents family landlords from securing reasonable tenants, like a city policy that could be nicknamed “rent zero.”

    Comment by george stylianopoulos — July 11, 2017 @ 8:31 am

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