Cambridge, Massachusetts -- Boards and Commissions
updated Sunday, November 5, 2017 10:25 AM

   The City of Cambridge operates under the Plan E Charter which designates its City Manager as the appointee authority for virtually all City boards and commissions. Some of these boards serve essential regulatory functions, and others are purely advisory. With few exceptions, appointments made by the City Manager do not require the approval of the Cambridge City Council. Listed below are all of the City's boards and commissions and their members. It must be emphasized that those who serve on the City's boards and commissions, with the exception of the Election Commission, do so without compensation.

   Some boards deal with some very controversial matters. It is rarely, if ever, appropriate for members of the public to contact members of these boards outside of the context of public meetings of the respective boards. Members serve out of a sense of civic duty and should be respected for their willingness to give of their time, their energy, and their intellect.

   Please send me suggestions on how best to organize this page, provide statements of purpose and other relevant information about each committee, and to give the names and terms of the members of these committees. The City has now posted an official Directory of Boards and Commissions.

Current City Board and Commission Vacancies

Members Sought for Cambridge Council on Aging Board

City SealOct 23, 2017 – City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking individuals to serve on the Cambridge Council on Aging Board and help advocate for important senior issues. Applicants must be age 60 or older and a Cambridge resident.

The purpose of the Council on Aging Board is to: promote and encourage existing and new services and activities intended to enhance and improve the quality of life of older persons in the city; advise the City Manager on all matters pertaining to the welfare of elderly Cambridge citizens; and advocate for Cambridge elderly residents. Board members also support the Council on Aging and Senior Center staff with community outreach related to senior services, benefits, activities and programs.

The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, November 20, 2017. Applications to serve on these committees can be submitted to City Manager Louis A. DePasquale using the City’s online application system at cambridgema.gov/apply. 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.


Member Sought for Cambridge Planning Board Vacancy

City SealOct 4, 2017 – City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Planning Board. Planning Board members must be residents of the city; and women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Cambridge Planning Board plays a significant role in planning for the future of the city and oversees its development and growth as prescribed by zoning. The Planning Board serves a quasi-judicial role as the special permit granting authority for certain types of development proposals, especially large projects. In evaluating special permits on behalf of the city, the board conducts public hearings and votes on the project based on the proposal’s conformance with the provisions of the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance. The board also makes policy recommendations to the City Council about proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, and engages in general planning efforts related to land use and development within the city. The work involves reviewing and commenting on building and site plans, planning and engineering studies, and zoning documents.

The Planning Board meets approximately three times each month. Meetings take place on Tuesday evenings, each lasting approximately 3-4 hours. Meetings are open to the public and are video and audio recorded. As part of their time commitment, board members are expected to review application and petition materials prior to each meeting. Materials typically include development plans, impact studies, narrative descriptions, provisions of the Zoning Ordinance, information from city departments, written comments from the public, and other documents. The board typically reviews 1-3 major cases at each meeting. Occasionally, representatives of the Planning Board may be appointed to other city committees and working groups.

Ideal candidates would possess the ability to participate in a collaborative process, work with other Board members to consider diverse ideas, and reach a decision. Members should also have strong attentiveness and listening skills. While there is no requirement for a technical background, interest and understanding of development, architecture, urban design, and zoning is desirable.

Interested persons should submit a resume and a brief letter to City Manager DePasquale describing their interest. Individuals interested in being considered should apply by using the city’s online application system at cambridgema.gov/apply and finding “Planning Board” in the list of Current Vacancies. 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, November 13, 2017.

Affirmative Action Advisory Committee, Duane Brown, Director (updated May 12, 2017)
Calvin Lindsay Jr. (expires Mar 2, 2017) Michael Muehe (CCPD)
Kimberly Sansoucy (Womens Commission) Neil S. MacInnes-Barker (Veterans)
Betsy Allen (Staff)  
Former Members:
Jonathan Yip Leroy Cragwell
Roberta Goto Ken Likis
Tasha Thomas Stephen Vesce
Qadir Wahid J. Benjamin Harris
Stephanie A. Crayton Jonathan Santos

Affordable Housing Trust Board (updated May 12, 2017)
Authority: Article 11.205 of the Zoning Ordinance; Mass. General Laws, Chapter 482
Purpose: Encourage the expansion and upgrading of the City's housing stock. The Trust is specifically charged with providing loan funds to build new affordable units, as well as with helping nonprofit housing organizations finance substantial rehabilitation of distressed properties.
Membership: 9 members (representatives from different sections of the community with housing policy, representatives from the City, non-profit housing and the community)
Term: 3 years
Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, Managing Trustee Susan Schlesinger (expires Sept 26, 2019)
Peter Daly (expires Sept 26, 2018) James Stockard, Jr. (expires Sept 26, 2019)
Florrie Darwin (expires Sept 26, 2017) William Tibbs (expires Sept 26, 2018)
Gwendolyn Noyes (expires Sept 26, 2017) Elaine Thorne (expires Sept 26, 2019)
Cheryl-Ann Pizza-Zeoli (expires Feb 6, 2020) Chris Cotter (Staff)
Recent former members:  
Richard Rossi Michael Haran

Animal Commission (updated Aug 20, 2012)
7 members (Permanent members - Commissioner of Police and Commissioner of Health and Hospitals). Remaining 5 members shall have demonstrated ability in the animal welfare field with related experience in any of the following: public information programs, animal shelter operations, spaying and neutering programs, affiliations with national and local animal protection societies and knowledge of animal health care and diseases). Members to be appointed initially by the City Manager for the following terms: One member shall serve for a one-year term; Two members shall serve for a two-year term; Two members shall serve for a three-year term. After the initial terms, all Commissioners shall be appointed for a term of three years. [It is not known whether this Board has any appointed members.]


Arts Council Advisory Board (updated Nov 6, 2016)
Jason Weeks, Executive Director, Ex-Officio
Lori Damon, Chair Ann Lawson (expires Oct 15, 2017)
Olufolakemi Alalade (expires Oct 1, 2019) Diana Lempel
Gary Aliyah (expires Nov 7, 2019) Stella Aguirre McGregor
Luis Edgardo Cotto (expires June 1, 2019) Diane Norris, Secretary (expires Nov 7, 2019)
David Daniel Katherine Shozawa (expires Oct 1, 2019)
Lori Lander (expires June 1, 2019) Christine Lamas Weinberg (expires Oct 1, 2019)
Recent members:  
Phyllis Bretholtz, Vice Chair Andrew Mroczek
Matthew Weinberg Kiera Wilhelm

Arts Council Fund Board (added Aug 18, 2012)
Michelle Kincaid, President Alexandra Sheldon
Irene Kostakis Jason Weeks, Ex-Officio
James Lawson, Esq. Nancy Weissman, Esq.
José Mateo, Treasurer  

Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District Commission (updated Aug 14, 2017)
Staff: Sarah Burks
Constantin von Wentzel, Chair (expires June 20, 2019) Levin Campbell - (expires July 5, 2020)
Arthur Bardige (expires Nov 1, 2018) Heli Meltsner (expires Nov 1, 2019)
Robert G. Crocker - (expires Aug 1, 2019) Mark Golberg (expires Aug 1, 2019)
Theresa Hamacher (expires Nov 1, 2017)  
Recent members:
Maryann Thompson John Sanzone
Catherine Henn  

Bicycle Committee (updated Sept 30, 2017)
Jonathan Adams, Chair (expires Sept 25, 2019) Ruthann Rudel (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Michael Proscia, Vice Chair (expires Sept 25, 2019) Randy Stern (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Corby Bacco (expires Sept 25, 2019) Peter Stokes (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Ann Marie Biernacki (expires Sept 25, 2019) Andrea Williams (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Mark Boswell (expires Sept 25, 2019) Melissa Shakro, MIT (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Amy Flax (expires Sept 25, 2019) Stacey King, Harvard (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Dien Ho (expires Sept 25, 2019) Rebeca Simonson (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Caroline Jaffe (expires Sept 25, 2019) John P. Ellersick (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Patrick Michael Lynch (expires Sept 25, 2019) Charles T. James (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Recent former members:
David Chiriboga Taylor Fickett
Madeleine deBlois Amy Linne
Sarah Ehrich Matthew Schrumpf
Brenda Pike Viola Augustin
Catharine Hornby Tom Meek
Ari Ofsevit Steve Bercu
Evadne Cokeh John Goodman
Katherine Howitt Sean McDonnell
Joseph Poirier Megan Ramey
Joseph Raser Ingrid Schorr
Mechthild von Knobelsdorff  

Board of Assessors (updated Dec 15, 2013)
Robert P. Reardon, Chair (expires Dec 31, 2013) vacancy
Andrew J. Johnson (expires Dec 31, 2015)  

Board of Examiners (updated June 3, 2009)
Nancy Goodwin two vacancies

Board of Survey (current as of Sept 19, 2015) Requests for a board of survey are usually made by the Building Commissioner.
Owen O'Riordon, City Engineer Consultant Professional Engineer as Needed (Non City Employee)
Charles Sullivan, Executive Director of Historical Commission

Board of Zoning Appeals (updated Mar 4, 2017) - 5 Members, 7 Associates (2 uncertain)
Members:
Constantine Alexander, Chair Patrick Tedesco (expires May 23, 2021)
Brendan Sullivan (expires Jan 19, 2012) Andrea A. Hickey (expires Aug 29, 2021)
Janet Ohle Green (previous Associate term expired Apr 17, 2014)  
Associate Members:
Slater W. Anderson (expires Dec 15, 2016) Jim Monteverde (expires Dec 15, 2016)
George S. Best (expires Dec 15, 2016) Douglas Myers (expires Dec 15, 2016)
Alison Hammer (expires Dec 15, 2016) Laura Wernick, FAIA (expires Feb 20, 2017)
Thomas P. Scott (expires Dec 15, 2019) ?? Lindsey Thorne-Bingham (expires Apr 17, 2017) ??
Recent Members:  
Timothy Hughes (expires Jan 22, 2011)  

Broadband Task Force (appointed October 2014)
Ben Compaine Ed Naef
Susan Fleischman Anne Schwieger
Jerrold Grochow Jonathan Speiser
Ming-Tai Huh Saul Tannenbaum
James Lesie Nate Thames
Jason Liss Jacob White
Patrick McCormick Chris Yu

Cambridge Biosafety Committee (current as of Sept 19, 2015)
Dan Anderson Denise Heintze
John Brusch, MD Sam Lipson, Director of Environmental Health
Tim Harrah, PhD Susan Woskie, PhD

Cambridge Health Alliance / Public Health Department
Leadership: (updated July 31, 2016)
Patrick Wardell
Chief Executive Officer, CHA
Kathleen Harney, MD
Chief, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Women's Health
Renée Kessler
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Carol Hulka, MD
Chief of Radiology
Paul Allen, MD, MPH
Chief Quality Officer
Joe Mackey, MD
Chief of Anesthesia
Jill Batty
Chief Financial Officer
Ben Milligan, MD
Chief of Emergency Medicine
David Bor, MD
Chief of Medicine
Rebecca Osgood, MD
Chief of Pathology
Steve Carter
Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
David Porell, MA, MBA
Chief Administrative Officer, CHA Physician Organization
Mary Cassesso
Chief Community Officer and President, CHA Foundation
Teresa Royer, RN, MSN, MBA
Chief Nursing Officer
Joy Curtis
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer
Assaad Sayah, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Samuel H. Doppelt, MD
Chief of Orthopaedics
Gerald Steinberg, MD
Senior Vice President, Network Development
David Elvin, MD
President of the Medical Staff
Brian Swann, DDS, MPH
Chief of Dental Medicine
Marshall Forstein, MD
Interim Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Edgardo Trejo, MD
Interim Chief, Department of Psychiatry
Andrew M. Fuqua
General Counsel
Michael Wertheimer, MD, FACS
Interim Chief of Surgery
Greg Hagan, MD
Interim Chief of Pediatrics
Randy Wertheimer, MD
Chief of Family Medicine
Board of Trustees: (current as of Aug 14, 2017)
Carol Van Deusen Lukas, Chair (Cambridge, expires July 1, 2018) William (Bill) Lahey (Cambridge, expires July 1, 2020)
Joshua Posner, Vice-Chair (Cambridge, term expires July 1, 2018) Claire Laporte (Cambridge, expires July 1, 2019)
Moacir Barbosa (Cambridge, expires July 1, 2020), Asst. Director for Training and Capacity Building at Health Resources in Action (HRiA) Gerald A. McCue (Somerville, expires July 1, 2020)
Maren Batalden, MD, Medical Staff member (expires July 1, 2018) Kathleen McGilvray (Somerville, expires July 1, 2019)
Robina Bhasin, EdM (Somerville seat, expires July 1, 2020) Mark Puleo (Everett, term expires Aug 1, 2018)
Louis DePasquale (City Manager, City of Cambridge) Ellen Semonoff (City of Cambridge Officer)
Marian Darlington-Hope (expires July 1, 2020) Patrick Wardell, Chief Executive Officer, CHA
Madge Kaplan (Cambridge, expires June 11, 2018) Katharine S. Kosinski, MD (Cambridge, June 11, 2018)
Barbara Anthony (expires June 30, 2018) Cathy Wirth (Somerville, expires July 1, 2019), Project Manager, Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures
Mary Jane Kornacki (expires June 1, 2019)  
Emeritus Trustees:  
Thomas Bent John Francis
Eugene Brune Mary Ann Hart, RN
Jack Burke, MD George Keverian
Nancy Busnach Jane Metzger
Melvin Chalfen, MD Pearl Morrison
Audrey Cunningham Jonathan Stearns
Elaine DeRosa Ronald Weintraub, MD
Francis H. Duehay Traci A. Logan
Lucian Leape, MD William Hart
David Bor, MD (Chief of Medicine) Isaac M. Machado, JD (Somerville)
Deborah Klein Walker Danna Mauch, Ph.D
Maxwell (Mike) Solet Paula A. Paris
Steve Manos  

Cambridge Housing Authority (current as of Sept 30, 2017)
Victoria Bergland (expires Sept 25, 2022 pending Council approval)
Member of Lincoln Way Tenant Council since 2009 and currently the President. She was elected as co-chair for Public Housing of the Alliance of Cambridge Tenants (ACT) in May, 2009, now serving second term as co-chair. Additionally, Ms. Bergland has completed numerous trainings sponsored by the CHA on topics such as reasonable accommodations, hearing panels, and the low income housing tax credit program. She is a 40-year resident of Cambridge.
Gerard J. Clark (Chair, expires Jan 25, 2020)
A professor of law at Suffolk Law School, Mr. Clark has been on the Board since 1974. As a lawyer for the Boston citywide tenants association, he helped supervise five years of receivership at the Boston Housing Authority. He writes frequent articles on housing, constitutional law and ethics, is Chair of the CHA Conference Panel, an applicant appeals forum and has been diligent in efforts around affirmative action.
Susan Connelly (expires Nov 11, 2018, state appointee)
Susan Connelly joined CHA’s Board in February 2014. Ms. Connelly is the Director of Community Housing Initiatives at Massachusetts Housing Partnership where she is responsible for overseeing MHP's support of municipalities, community-based non-profits, and public housing authorities, in their efforts to build and maintain affordable housing. Ms. Connelly is a long-time Cambridge resident and the mother of two children, who attend Cambridge Public Schools. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont.
Anthony Pini (Vice Chair, expires Oct 20, 2019)
Mr. Pini joined the Board of Commissioners in January 2010. He is the Legislative Director of the Massachusetts Laborers' District Council of the Laborers' International Union of North America, AFL-CIO. Mr. Pini has served as an inspector for the City of Cambridge Inspectional Services Department. More recently he negotiated with CHA on behalf of Laborers Local 367 representing CHA's blue collar staff.
Naomie Stephen (expires Apr 10, 2021)  
Recent member: Warren McManus (expired Sept 30, 2016)
On the Board since 1982, Mr. McManus is Chief Operating Officer for the Somerville Homeless Coalition, Inc. He was Controller of the Cambridge Model Cities program and the Cambridge and Somerville Program for Alcoholism Rehabilitation. A lifelong City resident, he has devoted time for many years to youth and the disadvantaged, serving on the Board of the Boys and Girls Club and as president of Little League.

Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (current as of Aug 14, 2017)
Membership: 5 members (4 members appointed by the City Manager, subject to confirmation by the City Council, and 1 member appointed by the State).
Tom Evans, Executive Director
Kathleen Born, Chair (City appointee, expires 4/12/22) Conrad Crawford, Asst. Treasurer (City appointee, expires April 2021)
D. Margaret Drury, Vice Chair (City appointee, expires 4/12/18) Barry Zevin, Asst. Secretary (governor appointee, expires 11/14/2019)
Chris Bator, Treasurer (City appointee, expires 4/12/18)  

Central Square Advisory Committee (current as of Sept 30, 2017)
9 members (architect or landscape architect, 4 members from the Central Square business community and 4 members from the abutting neighborhood)
Joel Altstein – Central Square Business Representative (Architect), term expires 3/20/2020 Drew Kane – Riverside Representative, term expires 3/2/2019
Esther Hanig – Area Four Representative, term expires 11/20/2017 Michael Monestime – Central Square Representative, term expires 3/1/2020
Melissa Greene, Chair – Central Square Business Representative (Architect), term expires 3/2/2019 Robert Winters - Mid-Cambridge Representative, term expires 3/15,2020
Christopher Sol Gully – Central Square Business Representative, term expires 3/2/2019 Tahir Kapoor - Cambridgeport Representative, term expires 9/11/2020
Recent former members:  
Gus Rancatore Wendy Landman (Cambridgeport)
Robert Freed Robin Lapidus

Citizens Committee on Civic Unity (current as of July 31, 2015)
Staff: Taha Jennings; establised per 2014 City Council order; members serve 3-year terms
Danielle Ring Boudrow Melissa Castillo
Melissa Gonzalez Renae Gray
S. Kwame Dance Susie Flug
Lewis Bryant Jwahir Sundai
Priscilla Lopes Rev. Joseph Robinson
Kenny Likis Steven Lee
Betsy Bard M. Chanta Bhan
Eva Martin Blythe Josie Patterson
Fatima Muhammad Rev. Roxie Coicou

Climate Protection Action Committee (current as of Sept 19, 2015)
Lauren M. Miller, Chair Sarah Mandlebaum (expires Aug 31, 2018)
Johanna Jobin, Vice Chair Mina Markarious (expires Aug 31, 2018)
JerryLyn Huckabee, Secretary (expires Aug 31, 2018) Christopher Nielson (expires Aug 31, 2018)
Olga Faktorovich Allen (expires Aug 31, 2018) Tom Page (expires Aug 31, 2018)
Betsy Boyle (expires Aug 31, 2018) Paula Phipps (expires Aug 31, 2018)
Sarah Brylinsky (expires Aug 31, 2018) David Rabkin (expires Aug 31, 2018)
Thomas Chase (expires Aug 31, 2018) Marguerite Reynolds (expires Aug 31, 2018)
Amber Clifton (expires Aug 31, 2018) Keren Schlomy (expires Aug 31, 2018)
Peter Crawley (expires Aug 31, 2018) Scott Wood
Tim DeGarmo (expires Aug 31, 2018) Bill Zamparelli, Eversource (expires Aug 31, 2018)
Keith Giamportone (expires Aug 31, 2018) Jackie Cefola (Assoc. Member, expires Aug 31, 2018)
Shawn Hesse (expires Aug 31, 2018) Sarah Hill (Assoc. Member, expires Aug 31, 2018)
Sarah Kennedy (expires Aug 31, 2018) John Moore (Assoc. Member)
Ted Live Alison Sander (Assoc. Member)
Kris Locke (expires Aug 31, 2018) Suzanne Shepard (Assoc. Member, expires Aug 31, 2018)
Recent former members:  
Milton Bevington Heather Henriksen/Robyn Tsukayama (Harvard)
Carri Boiselle (Novartis) Barry Hilts (Cambridge Health Alliance)
Janet Curtis Steve Lanou (MIT)
Jan Dillon Terrence Smith
Kyle Greaves (Urban Ecology Institute) Quinton Zondorvan

Commercial Parking Control Committee (5 members, staggered terms)
This Board is currently being reconstituted.

Commission for Persons with Disabilities
Michael Muehe, Executive Director (updated Mar 10, 2017)
Gary Dmytryk, Chair (expires June 30, 2018) Mike Langlois (expires Sept 12, 2019)
Nicole Horton-Stimpson, Secretary Luis Loya (expires Sept 12, 2019)
Katie Ashwill Allen (expires Sept 12, 2019) Bet MacArthur
Debbie Cheng (??) Julie Miller (expires Sept 12, 2019)
Maria Fontellio (expires June 22, 2018) Alicia Zeh-Dean (expires June 22, 2018)
Stelios Gragoudas (expires Sept 12, 2019) Kate Thurman (??)
Recent members:
Holly Aldrich JoAnn Haas
Miriam Cooper Alissa Land
Sandy Durmaskin Naomi Pinson
Elizabeth Dean-Clower Kara Falise
Zarha Kanji (expires June 22, 2018) Avner Fink, Secretary (expires June 19, 2016)

Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship (current as of Sept 12, 2016)
Leslie DiTrani (term expires Sept 1, 2019) Swati Sawant (term expires Sept 1, 2017)
Sana Ghafoor (term expires Sept 1, 2017) Jennifer Sparks (term expires Sept 1, 2018)
Alejandro Heredia-Santoyo (term expires Sept 1, 2019) Merline Sylvain-Williams (term expires Sept 1, 2019)
Karin Lin (term expires Sept 1, 2017) Melanie Torres (term expires Sept 1, 2018)
Marcio Macedo (term expires Sept 1, 2018) Yarlennys Villaman (term expires Sept 1, 2019)
Roxana Maldonado-Garcia (term expires Sept 1, 2018)

Commission on the Status of Women, a.k.a Womens Commission (current as of Mar 31, 2017)
Phyllis Bretholtz (term expires Nov 7, 2019) Johanne Meleance (exp. Mar 1, 2017)
Kailah Carden (term expires Dec 1, 2017) Laura Cava Northrop (exp. Mar 1, 2017)
Pauline Carter-Wells (Cambridge Police Department Appointee) Marjorie Saunders (term expires Nov 7, 2019)
Srin Chakravorty (exp. Jan 8, 2015) Addie Schwarz
Pamela L. Enders, Ph.D. (term expires Dec 1, 2017) Golnaz Tabatabai (exp. Mar 1, 2017)
Lisa Mashburn Susan Yanow (term expires Nov 7, 2019)
Jane Shou (term expires Mar 27, 2020) Audrey Oetomo (exp. Jan 8, 2015)
Carol Chow Carson (term expires Mar 27, 2020) Barbara Thomas (term expires Mar 27, 2020)
Therecia Jozefzoon (term expires Mar 27, 2020) Nadia Elysse (term expires Mar 27, 2020)

Community Advisory Board on the Living Wage (current as of Sept 19, 2016)
Terence Smith (Chair) Daniel O'Neill
George Donahue David Slaney
Nancy O'Brien Lisa Yanakakis
Elaine DeRosa (term expires Oct 1, 2019) Neil Rohr (term expires Oct 1, 2019)
Marcia L. Hams (term expires Oct 1, 2019)  
Richard Kevin Monks (term expires Oct 1, 2019)  
three vacancies  

Community Benefits Advisory Committee (updated June 16, 2017)
13 members, all terms expire June 1, 2020 - appointed June 1, 2017
Lisa Peterson, Chair, Deputy City Manager Amy Salomon, resident
Kathryn Fenneman, nonprofit representative Geeta Pradhan, Cambridge Community Foundation
Risa Mednick, nonprofit representative Susan Lapierre, business representative
Elizabeth Aguilo, nonprofit representative Paul Parravano, university representative
Cibele Goncalves, resident Ellen Semonoff, Asst. City Mgr., Human Services
Daniel Liss, resident Sandra Clarke, Deputy Director, CDD
Rowan Murphy, resident  

Community Preservation Act Committee (updated June 2, 2015)
9 members
Lisa Peterson, CPA Committee Chair, Deputy City Manager Ellen Schacter, Resident, City of Cambridge
(exp. Apr 1, 2020)
Chandra Harrington, Member, Historical Commission (exp. June 1, 2020) Susan Schlesinger, Member, Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust (exp. May 10, 2020)
Gerard J. Clark, Cambridge Housing Authority (exp. May 10, 2020) Anna Aldric, Conservation Commission
(exp. Apr 24, 2022)
David Kale, Assistant City Manager, Finance (exp. Apr 24, 2022) Thacher Tiffany, Planning Board
(exp. June 1, 2020)
Kevin A. Foster, Resident, City of Cambridge (through June 1, 2022)  
Recent former members: Albe Simenas, Conservation Commission
(exp. May 10, 2020)

Conservation Commission (updated Mar 4, 2017) - 7 members have 3-year terms
Jennifer (Wright) Letourneau, Director
Albe Simenas, Acting Chair (expires ?) Kaki Martin (expires ?)
Purvi Patel, Vice Chair (expires June 30, 2018) Michael McDonough (expires Jan 23, 2020)
Anna Aldric (expires Jan 23, 2020) Edward (Ted) Pickering (expires June 30, 2018)
Dorothy Altman (expires July 31, 2018) Lauren McPhersen-Siegrist (expires Oct 27, 2017)
Recent former members:  
Adam J. Hornstine, Chair (expires Sept 30, 2012) Ivria Glass Fried (expires Nov 1, 2017)

Consumer Advisory Committee (7 members)
Laura Nichols is the Executive Director
ex-officio members - Sealer of Weights and Measures and the Chair of the License Commission  

Council on Aging (updated Mar 4, 2017) - 11 members
Daniel Burroso, CPD (through Mar 2, 2017) Pearl Hines (through June 1, 2019)
Lois Carra (through Jan 25, 2019) Lily Owyang (through Apr 1, 2017)
Jennifer Chisholm (through Jan 25, 2018) Eva Paddock (through Aug 1, 2019)
Mary Ann Dalton (through Jan 25, 2018) Ashley Thibault (expires Mar 1, 2019)
Recent former members:  
Elizabeth Cadigan (through Aug 31, 2014) Ismail Laher (through Aug 31, 2015)
Kenneth Hebert (through Apr 30, 2015) Carole Feeney Withrow (through Apr 30, 2015)
Miranda Heibel (through Apr 30, 2015) Dr. Anne Fabiny (agency rep., through Oct 2016)
Ethel J. Ampey (through Apr 30, 2016) Kathleen Connolly (through Jan 25, 2018)
Benjamin C. Horner (through Apr 30, 2016) Jeanne Ryde (through Apr 30, 2016)

Early Education Services
Steering Committee members for the City’s Birth to Grade Three Partnership (appointed Sept 26, 2016):
Maryann MacDonald     Assistant  Superintendent for Elementary Education Co-Chair
Ellen Semonoff Assistant City Manager for Human Services Co-Chair
Patricia Beggy Principal, Morse School  
Katy Donovan Director, Peabody Terrace Childcare Center  
Michelle Farnum Assistant Director, Children, Youth and Families  
Victoria Greer Assistant Superintendent for Student Services  
Greg Hagan Chief of Pediatrics, Cambridge Health Alliance  
Michael Johnston Deputy Executive Director, Cambridge Housing Authority  
Kathryn Jones Senior Director, Community Engagement, Boston Children’s Museum  
Maria LaPage Executive Director, Agassiz Baldwin Community School  
Ben Mardell Professor, Lesley University Graduate School of Education  
Maria McCauley Director of Cambridge Public Library  
Kathy Modigliani Principal Consultant, Family Childcare Project  
Geeta Pradhan Executive Director, Cambridge Community Foundation  
Shannon Sorenson Vice President, Child and Family Services, Riverside Community Care  
Valora Washington CEO, Council for Professional Recognition, CAYL Institute  
Wayne Ysaguirre President and CEO, Nurtury  

Eastern Cambridge/Kendall Square Open Space Planning Committee (updated May 29, 2013)
Alexandra Lee Michelle Lower
Carole Bellew Patrick Magee
Charlie Marquardt Rose Billeci
Christine Dunn Sam Valentine
Christopher Perkins Sujit Sitole
Conrad Crawford Susan Morgan
Daniel Norman Thayer Donham
David Small Victoria Farr
Lara Gordon  

Election Commission (current as of Mar 4, 2017)
Tanya Ford is Executive Director of the Election Commission. Election commissioners are paid approximately $30,000 per year plus health benefits.
Ethridge King (Republican, 2007 - 3/31/2019) Polyxane Cobb (Democrat, 2010 - 3/31/2018)
Charles Marquardt (Republican, 2016 - 3/31/2017) Larry Ward (Democrat, 2012 - 3/31/2020)
Note: Peter Sheinfeld, a Republican commissioner, served from 2009 until his untimely death in 2016.

 

Envision Cambridge (current as of Apr 28, 2017)
Envision Cambridge Advisory Committee (ECAC)
Alexandra Offiong Matthew Wallace
Bethany Stevens Risa Mednick
Bill Kane Robert Winters
Dennis Swinford Ruth Allen
Ebi Poweigha Ruth Ryals
Frank Gerratana Tom Sieniewicz
Joseph Maguire Tom Stohlman
Josh Gerber Zeyneb Magavi
Marlinia Antoine Zuleka Queen-Postell
Envision Alewife Working Group
Catherine Connolly Karen Dumaine
Doug Brown Margaret Drury
Eric Grunebaum Margaret Gadon
Geoff Wood Mark DiOrio
James Butler Sam Stern
Jennifer Gilbert Tom Ragno
John DiGiovanni William Ahern
Engagement and Communications Working Group
Ben Peterson Justin Crane
Cathie Zusy Justin Kang
Debbie Bonilla Phyllis Bretholtz
Elaine DeRosa Sarah Kennedy
Eryn Johnson Tara Greco
Jeenal Sawla Zuleka Queen-Postell
Economy Working Group
Chris Barr Gina Plata, Just-A-Start
Tony Brooks Daniel Shenfeld
Sarah Gallop, MIT Ottavio Siani
Theresa Hamacher Saul Tannenbaum
Dave Holtz Mary Ting Hyatt
Denise Jillson, HSBA Ty Wilson
Jay Kiely Ebi Poweigha, ECAC
Daniel Lander Ruth Ryals, ECAC
Ivy Moylan  
Housing Working Group  
Leonardi Aray Jesse Kanson-Benanav
Mark Boyes-Watson Monique King
Kelley Brown, MIT Tom Lorello
Kathryn Carlson Eva Martin Blythe
Steven Cohen Margaret Moran
Lauren Curry Deborah Morse
Lee Farris Cheryl-Ann Pizza-Zeoli
Bob Flack Susan Schlesinger
Anthony Galluccio Ellen Shachter
Esther Hanig Zuleka Queen Postel, ECAC
Sean Hope Robert Winters, ECAC
Climate and Environment Working Group
Maggie Booz Abigail Regitsky
Maxwell Cohen Julianne Sammut
Henrietta Davis Claire Santoro
Sophia Emperador Joanne Scheuble
Cynthia Hibbard Juliet Stone
Emily Myron Henry Vandermark
Mike Nakagawa Jules Williams
Julie Newman, MIT Zeyneb Magavi, ECAC
Christopher Nielson Matt Wallace, ECAC
Steven Nutter, Green Cambridge  
Mobility Working Committee
Dave Allan Rob Ricchi
Michelle Danila Ruthann Rudel
Rachel Dias Carlson Emma Sandoe
Chris Featherman Melissa Shakro
Nate Fillmore Stacy Thompson
John Gintell Annie Tuan
Greg Heidelberger Dustin Weigl
Mark Jensen Ruth Allen, ECAC
Caitlin McMurtry Bethany Stevens, ECAC
Steve Miller  

Family Policy Council, formerly the Kid's Council (updated Nov 4, 2017)
Nancy Tauber, Executive Director
Mayor Denise Simmons, Co-Chair of Kids' Council Luba Falk Feigenberg, Community-at-Large Representative (exp. Aug 1, 2019)
Liz Hill, Community-at-large representative (expires Aug 10, 2018) Alanna Mallon, Mayor's Education Liaison (expires Jan 4, 2018)
Claude Jacob, Commissioner of Health & Hospitals Representative Ron Benham, State Agency Representative (expires Aug 10, 2018)
Michelle Lower, Business Representative (expires Aug 10, 2018) Brent Larabee, Acting Police Commissioner
Geeta Pradhan, Member, Philanthropic Representative (expires Aug 10, 2018) Maria McCauley, Cambridge Public Library Director
Bridget Rodriguez, University Representative (expires Aug 10, 2018) Kenneth Salim, Superintendent of the Cambridge Public Schools
Jan Devereux, City Council (Mayor's Representative) John Lindamood, Director of Resident Service, Cambridge Housing Authority (expires June 1, 2016)
Tony Clark, Member, Education Liaison (expites Dec 31, 2017) David J. Kale, Asst. City Manager for Finance
Neal Michaels, Co-Chair, Community-at-Large Representative (expires Aug 10, 2018) Manikka Bowman, School Committee
Ellen Semonoff, Asst. City Manager for Human Services Michael Johnston, Executive Director, Cambridge Housing Authority (expires Sept 1, 2018)
Elaina Wolfson, Youth Representative (expires Oct 23, 2018) Uma Edulbehram, Youth Representative (expires Oct 23, 2019)
Naia Aubourg, Youth Representative (expires Oct 23, 2018) Tagesech Wabeto, Community at-large member (expires Oct 23, 2020)
Tagesech Wabeto, Community at-large member (expires Oct 23, 2020) Ben Clark, Cambridge Non-Profit Coalition (expires Oct 23, 2018)
Recent former members:  
Rabeya Akther McMillan Gather
Tina Alu Kim Goldstein
Hector Acevedo Annie Leavitt
Matt Nelson Lori Likis
Mari Gashaw Kambiz Maali
Lace Campbell Mike Payack
Rihana Oumer David Trueblood
Charlotte Avant Betty Bardige
Jessica Daniels Barbara R. Kibler
Susan Lapierre Patrick Wardell, CEO of CHA
Heather Wise Linda Mindaye
Griffin Andres Andrea Collymore
Sally Benbasset George Halfkenny
Tony Clark Richard Rossi
Michelle Godfrey Helen Bryant
Jack Kiryk  

Foundry Advisory Board (current as of Sept 28, 2015)
Deborah Rue (term expires Sept 28, 2018) Mark Tang (term expires Sept 28, 2017)
Folakemi Alalade (term expires Sept 28, 2017) Mariam Bucheli (term expires Sept 28, 2016)
Jamie Sabino (term expires Sept 28, 2016) Richard Thal (term expires Sept 28, 2018)
Jason Slavick (term expires Sept 28, 2018)  
City Staff:
   

Fresh Pond Master Plan Advisory Board (current as of Sept 19, 2016)
Janice Snow, Chair (expires May 9, 2019) Lauren McPherson-Siegrist
Susan Agger (expires May 9, 2018) Jamie Porreca (expires Sept 19, 2019)
Jim Barton (expires May 9, 2019) Ann Roosevelt (expires May 9, 2019)
Doug Brown Claudia Thompson (expires May 9, 2018)
Janet Burns (expires May 9, 2018) Candace Young (expires Sept 19, 2019)
Deborah Masterson (expires May 9, 2019)  
City Staff:
David Kaplan (Water Dept.) Jennifer (Wright) Letourneau (Conservation Commission)
Paul Ryder (Recreation Division) Taha Jennings (City Manager’s Office)

Half Crown/Marsh Neighborhood Conservation District Commission (current as of July 31, 2016)
Marie-Pierre Dillenseger (expires June 22, 2018) Charles Smith (expires June 22, 2018)
William King (expires June 25, 2016) Adrian Catalano, Alternate (expires Aug 1, 2019)
Deborah Masterson (expires ???) Judith Dortz, Alternate (expires June 22, 2017)
Dr. Peter Schur (expires June 22, 2018) James Van Sickle, Alternate (expires June 22, 2017)
Recent members:
Robert Banker Michael Robertson (expires Oct 1, 2016)

Harvard Square Advisory Committee (updated May 28, 2016)
William G. Barry, Jr. (expires June 10, 2018) Gladys Gifford
Allison Crosbie Frank Kramer
Lauren Curry Kari Kuelzer
John DiGiovanni Alexandra Offiong, Harvard
Bridget Dinsmore (expires May 23, 2018) Matt Simitis
Maximilian Frank (expires May 23, 2018)  
Recent members:
Willis Bibbins Hugh Russell
Sheldon Cohen Mary Webb

Harvard Square Conservation District Study Committee (updated Sept 30, 2017) - appointed Sept 1, 2017
Christopher Mackin William Barry
Jerry Murphy Joseph Ferrara
Christopher Angelakis Kyle Sheffield
Jessica Sculley  

Harvard Square Kiosk Working Group (updated Mar 31, 2017) - appointed Mar 27, 2017
Abra Berkowitz John DiGiovanni
Robyn Culbertson Bertil JeanChronberg
Ankita Deshpande Frank Kramer
Timothy Hyde Peter Kroon
Janet Si-Ming Lee Sohail Nasir
Sarah Rosenkrantz Abhishek Syal
Daniel Andrew Schofield-Bodt Thomas Lucey
Kenneth Taylor Mary Flynn

Historical Commission (current as of Nov 4, 2017)
Bruce Irving, Chair (expires Aug 1, 2019) Jo M. Solet (expires June 22, 2020)
William B. King (expires Aug 1, 2019) Susannah Tobin (expires June 1, 2020)
William G. Barry, Jr. (expires Aug 1, 2019) Joseph V. Ferrara (expires July 7, 2020)
Robert G. Crocker (expires Feb 8, 2020) Kyle Sheffield, Alternate (expires Aug 1, 2019)
Chandra Harrington (expires June 26, 2020) Paula Paris, Alternate (expires Oct 23, 2020)
Gavin Kleespies, Alternate (expires Oct 23, 2020)  
Recent members:
M. Wyllis Bibbins Shary Berg

Human Rights Commission (updated Sept 30, 2017) - 11 members, 15 listed
Nancy Schlacter, Executive Director
Bonita Cox, Chair (expires June 12, 2020) Nicholas G. Leydon (expires Apr 11, 2020)
M. Chanta Bhan (expires June 12, 2020) Olinda R. Marshall (expires May 23, 2019)
Nadia Davila (expires Aug 27, 2020) Cynthia Orellana (expires July 31, 2019)
Mercedes S. Evans (expires June 12, 2020) Sabrina Selk (expires Jan 22, 2020)
Chara Itoka (expires May 23, 2019) Amanda Savage (expires Mar 27, 2020)
Joshua Stadlan (expires Mar 27, 2020) Kathryn Stack (expires June 12, 2020)
Karin Lin (expires Sept 18, 2020) Elena Chopyak (expires Sept 18, 2020)
Nick Lopez Cortes (expires Sept 18, 2020)  
Recent former members:  
Melissa Gonzalez-Brenes Brendan St. Amant
Kerry Ranjilian Gough Randa A. Shedid
Kim T. Nghiem, PsyD Harry Reyes Nieva
Zainab Lakhani Robert Slate

Human Services Commission (current as of Feb 27, 2016)
The Commission for Human Service Programs advises the City Manager on human services policy issues and funding allocations. Through the Department of Human Service Programs, the Commission also promotes activities that enhance the quality of life for Cambridge residents. One important means the Commission uses for gathering information on local human services trends is testimony at periodic needs assessment public hearings. Over the years, the Commission has responded to local needs by recommending Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for a wide range of programs offered by the City and by community agencies.
Ellen Semonoff
is Deputy City Manager for Human Services Programs.
Julie V. Asher
(expires Nov 1, 2019)
Ms. Asher has over 10 years of nonprofit experience and is currently Senior Project Manager at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, where she facilitates new and ongoing collaborations between researchers, policymakers, and practitioners.
Ms. Christine Elow
(expires Jan 25, 2019)
Cambridge Police Department
Christopher R. Hall
(expires Jan 25, 2019)
Mr. Hall is a program coordinator at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission and has worked for a number of years in the human services field.
Ana Leslie
(expires Jan 25, 2018)
Ms. Leslie holds a Master of Public Health and is currently employed as a coordinator at a Health Collaborative where she works on programs to support community health needs.
Lori Likis
(expires Jan 25, 2019)
Lori Likis is an educational consultant and Director of School Improvement Planning and Initiatives at the Benjamin Banneker School.
Khari Milner
(expires Jan 25, 2019)
Khari Milner is Coordinator of Out of School Time Programs for the Cambridge Public Schools and manages the 21st Century Community Learning Center Partnership.
Linda Naval
(expires Jan 25, 2018)
Ms. Naval has extensive background in government having worked as a Legislative Assistant in the Office of the U.S. Senate and as a Deputy Director of Public Policy and Legislative Affairs.
Sumbul Siddiqui
(expires Jan 25, 2018)
Ms. Siddiqui is a Northwestern University School of Law graduate and currently works as a contract attorney for Morrison Mahoney, LLP.
Nan Stone
(expires Jan 25, 2019)
Nan Stone is a partner at the Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit consultancy. She serves as a liaison between the Human Services Commission and the Cambridge Community Foundation.
Rev. Lorraine Thornhill
(expires Jan 25, 2019)
Reverend Thornhill is pastor of the First Holiness Church in Cambridge. She is active in the community, promoting health, education and youth advocacy.
Recent former members:  
Ms. Katharine Emilie Thomas (term expires June 30, 2015) Ms. Thomas is a lifelong resident of Cambridge, a mother of children who went to the Cambridge public schools, and the Assistant Director of the Cambridge-based Institute for Health and Recovery.
Kati LaBraico Kati LaBraico works in the healthcare field, and formerly served as a volunteer Parent Connector at the Morse School.
Ayse Atasoylu Dr. Atasoylu is an internist in local practice and an instructor in medicine.

LGBTQ+ Commission (updated Mar 4, 2017)
The mission of the Cambridge LGBTQ+ Commission 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.
John Gintell, Co-Chair (expires Feb 8, 2019) Noelani Kamelamela (expires Feb 6, 2020)
Aren Stone, Co-Chair (expires Feb 6, 2020) Steven Lee (expires Feb 8, 2019)
Bill Barnert (expires Jan 26, 2018) Gregory MacDonough (expires Feb 6, 2020)
Susan Bernstein (expires Feb 8, 2018) Mal Malme (expires Feb 6, 2020)
Jessica Daniels (expires Jan 26, 2018) Rachel Oppenheimer (expires Jan 26, 2018)
Linda Daniels (expires Feb 8, 2018) Robert L. Parlin (expires Feb 6, 2020)
Abena Duker (expires Feb 6, 2019) Lesley Rebecca Phillips (expires Feb 8, 2019)
Maya Escobar (expires Jan 26, 2018) Kimm Topping (expires Feb 8, 2018)
Devontae Anthony Berry Freeland (expires Feb 6, 2019) Anna J. Weick (expires Feb 6, 2020)
Catherine Grams (expires Feb 6, 2020) Silas Weiner (expires Feb 6, 2019)
Recent former members:  
Caitlin Drechsler Neil A. Scannell (expires Jan 14, 2016)
Maggie Giles Danny Venezia (expires Jan 14, 2016)
Gregory Grays-Thomas Dana Zircher
Michael McKenna Brian Eiermann (expires Feb 8, 2019)
Sylvia Guerra (expires Feb 8, 2017) Paul O. Miller (term expires Dec 31, 2016)
LaTayna Purnell (expires Jan 26, 2018) Kevin Shpritzer (expires Jan 12, 2011)
Kara Smith (expires Jan 26, 2018) Ted Gucciardi Waechter (expires Feb 8, 2017)
Mason Weintraub (expires Feb 8, 2019) Neil S MacInnes-Barker (expires Jan 26, 2018)
Kristina M. Mastropasqua (expires Feb 8, 2019)  

Library Board of Trustees (current as of Sept 19, 2015)
Janet Axelrod, Chair Andre Mayer, Secretary
William Barry Patricia Payne
Karen Kosko (expires July 31, 2018) Nancy Woods
Recent former members (apparently):  
James Roosevelt, Jr.  

License Commission (current as of July 31, 2016)
Elizabeth Y. Lint, Esq., Executive Director
Nicole Murati Ferrer, Chair Chris Burke, Police Commissioner
Gerald Reardon, Fire Chief  

Mid-Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District Commission (updated Aug 14, 2017)
Samantha Elliott, staff, Cambridge Historical Commission, 617-349-4683
Tony Hsiao, Vice Chair (expires July 5, 2019) Nancy Goodwin (expires July 5, 2020)
Lestra Litchfield (expires July 5, 2019) Chuck Redmon (expires July 5, 2020)
Sue-Ellen Myers (expires June 22, 2018) Margaret Cecil McMahon (Alternate, expires Oct 29, 2016)
Monika Pauli (expires June 22, 2018)  
Recent former members:  
Carole Perrault  

Open Data Review Board (appointed Mar 14, 2016)
Harlan Weber (expires Mar 14, 2018) Eric Belford, Asst Director for IT Administration
Cathy Chute (expires Mar 14, 2018) Clifford Cook, Planning Information Manager, CDD
Jake Wasserman (expires Mar 14, 2018) Christina Giacobbe, 911 Director, Emergency Comm. Ctr.
Anthony Vanky (expires Mar 14, 2018) Lee Gianetti, Director of Comm. and Community Relations

Peace Commission (current as of June 19, 2015)
Brian Corr, Exec. Director
Frank Connelly (expires Oct 19, 2017) Elelchi Kadete (expires June 22, 2016)
Larry Kim (expires Oct 19, 2017) Lijun Li (expires June 22, 2018)
George Atallah (expires June 22, 2017) Johanne Méléance (expires June 22, 2017)
Aboma Dirbaba (expires June 22, 2018) John Ratliff (expires June 22, 2017)
Jame Eliscar (expires June 22, 2016) Regina Yang (expires June 22, 2018)
Gladys Friedler (expires June 22, 2016)  
Recent members:
Manikka Bowman Matthew Hoey
Karen Coleman Brian Loeb
Grove Harris Mushtaque Alikhan Mirza

Pedestrian Committee (updated Sept 30, 2017)
Debby Galef, Chair (expires Sept 25, 2019) Kevin Robert Hunter (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Magda McCormick, Vice-Chair (expires Sept 25, 2019)  Helina Mekonnen (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Fatima Akter (expires Sept 25, 2019) Sean Peirce (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Samuel Almon (expires Sept 25, 2019) Johanna Pittman (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Jodie Cohen-Tanugi (expires Sept 25, 2019) Helen Rose (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Andrea Marquardt Duchesneau (expires Sept 25, 2019) Joseph Rose (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Steven Gniazdowski (expires Sept 25, 2019) Sam Stern (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Emily Holzman (expires Sept 25, 2019) Olivia Turner (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Stacey King, Harvard Representative (expires Sept 25, 2019)  
City Staff: (may be incorrect, but cannot tell from website or meeting minutes)
Bill Dwyer (DPW) Michael Muehe (Disabilities Comm.)
Matt Nelson (CPD) Jeff Parenti (T&P)
Former members:  
MJ Jensen Eran Segev
Mark Robinson Victoria Farr
Nora Marantz Carriane Jung
Benjamin Muller Elizabeth Bierer
Rose Billeci Liza Cohen
Ryan Westrom Andrea Yoder
Robin Engel Finnegan  

Planning Board (updated July 31, 2016)
Iram Farooq is Assistant City Manager for Community Development
H. Theodore Cohen (Chair, expires Dec 1, 2019) Louis J. Bacci Jr. (expires Dec 1, 2019)
Catherine Preston Connolly (Vice-Chair, expires Dec 1, 2019) Mary T. Flynn (expires Dec 1, 2019)
Hugh Russell, Chair (expires Sept 26, 2021) Ahmed Nur, Associate Member (expires Mar 13, 2014)
Steven Cohen (expires Sept 26, 2021) Thacher Tiffany (Associate Member, expires Dec 1, 2019)
Tom Sieniewicz (expires Sept 26, 2021)  
Recent members:
Steven Winter (expired Mar 13, 2014) Pamela Winters (expired Mar 13, 2014)

Pole & Conduit Commission (current as of Dec 15, 2013)
Andrea S. Jackson, Chair William Dwyer, Supt. of Streets
Stephen Lenkauskas, City Electrician  

Police Review and Advisory Board (updated Apr 28, 2017)
Brian Corr, Executive Secretary
Ann Coyne (term expires May 1, 2022) Ted Robitaille (term expires May 23, 2021)
Laurence Kimbrough (term expires May 1, 2022) Beverly C. Sealey (term expires Oct 23, 2019)
Lucy Murray-Brown (term expires May 1, 2022)  
Recent members:  
Mertin Betts, Chair (term expires Oct 23, 2019)  

Public Art Commission (updated Sept 12, 2016)
Jeremy Gaucher, Public Art Administrator
David T. DeCelis (term expires June 1, 2019) Bertha Pantoja-Moore
Dina Deitsch (term expires June 1, 2019) Danielle Sauvé (term expires Nov 9, 2018)
Judy Ann Goldman (term expires Sept 1, 2019) Christopher Sokolowski (term expires Dec 18, 2016)
Cecily Miller (term expires Sept 1, 2019) Alexander van Praagh (term expires Dec 7, 2018)
Hue Nguyen (term expires Dec 18, 2016)  
Staff: Lillian Hsu, Jeremy Gaucher, Rika McNally  Contact the Public Art Commission

Public Planting Committee (current as of Aug 4, 2016)
David Lefcourt, City Arborist Melissa Miguel, DPW Engineering Rep.
Gary Chan, CDD Kathleen Kelly
Maggie Booz, Co-Chair Jonathan Lewis
Janet Burns Alexandra Lennon-Simon
Kathleen Caldara Wayne Marshall
Paula Cortes Carolyn Mathews
David Davis Johan Paulsson
Chantal Eide Nancy Philips
E. Thomas Flynn Cynthia Smith
Michael Hanlon Florrie Wescoat, Co-Chair
Denise Heintze Dennis Jen (exp. June 20, 2018)

Recycling Advisory Committee/
Advisory Committee on Environmentally Desirable Practices

Michael Orr is Recycling Director. (current as of Apr 28, 2017)
Current members: (term expires Apr 24, 2019)
Ilana Bebchick Liz Marr
Meryl Brott, Recycling Program Manager Janet Mosley
Keith Cialino Laura Nichols, Cambridge Consumers Council
Joel Dashnaw Michael Papas
David Frank Anne Sherman
Debby Galef Meera Singh
Rob Gogan, Harvard University Matthew St. Onge
Martha Henry Quinten Steenhuis
Susy Jones Mary Verhage
Debbie Knight Kristen Watkins
Additional active participants and former members:
Sharah Connor Jan Dillon-Schaub
Joanna Vanden Michael Arnott
Luis Baigorria, Cambridge Housing Authority Jarrod Jones, MIT
Bob Cappadona, FCR-Boston Jane Hirschi, CitySprouts
Liza Casella, FCR-Boston Ted Live, Cambridge resident
Bruce Comen Juliana Lyman
Claire Davies Adam Mitchell, Save That Stuff
George Delegas Judy Nathans
David Demme, R.W. Beck Helen Snively
Kevin Douglas, F.W. Russell & Sons Robert Winters
Jason Zogg  

Reservoir Hill Neighborhood Conservation District Study Committee
(appointed Nov 9, 2015, expected completion date of June 2016)
Peter Ellis Joseph Ferrara
Bob Higgins Chandra Harrington
Arch Horst Susannah Tobin
Bracebridge H. Young, Jr.  

Retirement Board (current as of Dec 15, 2013)
Bradford P. Tenney, Chairman James H. Monagle
Nadia Chamblin-Foster Francis E. Murphy, III
Michael P. Gardner  

Transit Advisory Board (current as of Sept 30, 2017)
John Attanucci, MIT, Transit Research Group (expires Sept 25, 2019) Mark Jensen (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Joseph Beggan, Harvard University (expires Sept 25, 2019) Katherine Rafferty, Mt. Auburn Hospital (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Kelley Brown, MIT/Kendall Square Association (expires Sept 25, 2019) Robert Ricchi, Resident, Agassiz (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Devin Chausse, Cambridge Housing Authority (expires Sept 25, 2019) Neil Rodriguez (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Chantal Eide (expires Sept 25, 2019) Arthur Strang, Resident, West Cambridge (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Charles Fineman, Resident, East Cambridge (expires Sept 25, 2019) Saul Tannenbaum, Resident, Cambridgeport (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Robert Fitzgerald, Resident, Mid-Cambridge (expires Sept 25, 2019) Alexander Taylor, Resident, West Cambridge (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Jim Gascoigne, Charles River Transportation Management Association/ Kendall Square Association (expires Sept 25, 2019) Miles Markarian Taylor (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Marcus Goodwin, Resident, Mid-Cambridge/TransitScreen (expires Sept 25, 2019) Stacy Thompson, LivableStreets Alliance (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Michael Monestime, Central Square Business Association Representative (expires Sept 25, 2019) Melissa Zampitella, Alewife TMA Representative (expires Sept 25, 2019)
Daniel Andrew Schofield-Bodt, Harvard Square Business Association Representative (expires Sept 25, 2019)  
Former members:  
Brian Dacey, Cambridge Innovation Center Jeffrey Lockwood, Novartis/Kendall Square Association
Eric Hoke, Resident, Neighborhood 9 Rev. Leslie K. Sterling, St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
Jackie Douglas, LivableStreets Alliance Phineas Baxandall, Resident, Riverside
John DiGiovanni, Harvard Square Business Association Karen Dumaine, Alewife Transportation Management Association
Joseph Maguire, Alexandria Real Estate Equities Doug Manz, HYM Investment Group
George Metzger, Central Square Business Association Susan Pacheco, Cambridge Council on Aging
Simon Shapiro, Cambridge Local First Ritesh Warade, Resident, Cambridge Highlands

Vision Zero Advisory Committee (current as of Mar 31, 2017; all terms expire Apr 3, 2019)
Nicholas Dard Amy Flax (Cambridge Bicycle Committee)
Anne Kreider Becca Wolfson (Boston Cyclists Union)
Jennifer Quick Sean Peirce (Cambridge Pedestrian Committee)
Peter Kuhlmann Jim Gascoigne (Cambridge Transit Advisory Committee)
Stephen Varrichio Michael Muehe (Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities)
Wendy Landman (WalkBoston) Richard Fries (Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition)
Michele Trifiro (Leslie University) Stacy Thompson (Livable Streets Alliance)
Diane Gray (Harvard University) Nathanael Fillmore (Cambridge Bicycle Safety)
Todd Robinson (MIT) Steve Crossley (Cambridge Chamber of Commerce)

Volpe Working Group (updated Oct 3, 2016)
Peter Crawley (Resident: East Cambridge) Renae Gray (Resident: Port/Area 4)
Gerald O’Leary (Resident: East Cambridge/Kendall Square) Esther Hanig (Resident: Port/Area 4)
Steven LaMaster (Resident: Wellington-Harrington) Chris Barr (Business: Biogen)
Brian Dacey (Business: Kendall Square Assoc. and Cambridge Innovation Center) Hugh Russell (Planning Board)
Kathy Born (Cambridge Redevelopment Authority)

Water Board (updated May 12, 2017) - 5 members
Ann C. Roosevelt, President (June 13, 2019) Kathleen Kelly (expires Sept 26, 2021)
James A. Burruss (expires Jan 30, 2022) Jason Marshall (expires Sept 26, 2021)
Richard Johnson (expires Jan 30, 2022)  
Recent Members:  
James C. Tanner, Jr. (expires Sept 30, 2017) Philip M. Weinberg

Finite-Term Boards & Commissions now decommissioned
Central Square Advisory Committee 2011 - short-term committee appointed for 2011-2012 as part of the Kendall Square/Central Square (K2C2) Planning Study conducted within the Community Development Department in conjunction with Goody Clancy.
This Board is no longer constituted, but is listed here for reference.
Patrick W. Barrett III (Sean Casey LLC ) Gavin W. Kleespies (Resident)
Anya Alexandra Bear (MIT) Robin Lapidus (Central Square Business Association)
Mark Boyes-Watson (Resident) Morris Naggar (3MJ Realty)
Kathryn Lachelt Brown (Forest City) Heather Nelson (Resident)
Kara Cournoyer (Novartis) Ahmed Nur (Planning Board/Resident)
Susan Fleischmann (CCTV) Patrick Rowe (MIT)
Josh Gerber (1369 Coffeehouse) Loryn Sheffner (Resident)
Randa Ghattas (Resident) Michael Simon (Central Property Owner)
Nicholas Haney (Intercontinental Real Estate) Saul Tannenbaum (Resident)
Esther Hanig (Resident) Gail Willett (Resident)
Ming-Tai Huh (Resident)  
For more information about the K2C2 study, please contact Iram Farooq at ifarooq@cambridgema.gov or 617/349-4606. The Community Development Department TTY line is 617/349-4621.

Kendall Square Advisory Committee - short-term committee appointed for 2011-2012 as part of the Kendall Square/Central Square (K2C2) Planning Study conducted within the Community Development Department in conjunction with Goody Clancy.
This Board is no longer constituted, but is listed here for reference.
Olufolakemi Alalade (resident) Jeff Lockwood (Novartis)
Barbara Broussard (resident) Joe Maguire (Alexandria)
Kelley Brown (MIT, Campus Planning) Maureen McCaffrey (MIT, Investment Management Co.)
Michael Cantalupa (Boston Properties) Travis McCready (Kendall Square Association)
Peter Calkins (Forest City) Peter Reed (Ambit Creative)
Conrad Crawford (resident) Helen Rose (resident)
Brian Dacey (Cambridge Innovation Center)    Brian Spatocco (resident)
Elizabeth Dean-Clower (resident) Dylan Tierney (resident)
Richard Holton (resident) Joe Tulimieri (Cambridge Redevelopment Authority)
Mark Jacobson (Ice Skating and Canoe) Alex Twining (Twining Properties)

Early Education Services Task Force (added Feb 7, 2014)
This task force is expected to issue findings and recommendations no later than June 2015.
Richard C. Rossi, City Manager MaryAnn MacDonald, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education
Jeffrey Young, Superintendent of Schools Lisa Peterson, Deputy City Manager
Donna Cabral, Director,
Somerville Cambridge Head Start Program
Megan Postal, Project Coordinator,
Early Years Project, Guidance Center/Riverside
Louis DePasquale,
Assistant City Manager, Finance
Ellen Semonoff, Assistant City Manager,
Human Services
Katy Donovan, Director,
Peabody Terrace Children's Center
Claire Spinner, Chief Financial Officer,
School Department
Lei-Anne Ellis, Human Services Division Head for ChildCare and Family Support Services Nancy Tauber, Executive Director,
Family Policy Council
Jeana Franconi, City Budget Director Carolyn Turk,
Deputy Superintendent of Schools
Lori Likis, Chief Planning Officer,
School Department
 

 

 

Outdoor Lighting Municipal Ordinance Task Force (appointed Dec 2, 2013)
Short-term task force expected to complete by Spring 2014
Carol Lynn Alpert, Resident Denise Jillson, Business - Harvard Square Business Assn.
Gavin Kleespies, Resident Tom Saidnawey, Business - Pemberton Farms
Charles Teague, Resident Chris Basler, Community Development
Bob Woodbury, Resident Andrea Boyer, License Commission
Peter Calkins, Business - Forest City    Steve Lenkauskas, City Electrician
David Chilinski, Business - PCA Ranjit Singanayagam, ISD Commissioner

Net Zero Task Force (appointed Dec 16, 2013)
Short-term task force expected to complete by end of 2014
Mike Connolly, Resident and Net Zero Petitioner Bill Kane, Business/Property Owner/Developer - BioMed Realty
Henrietta Davis, Resident Caitriona Cooke, Subject Matter Expert - Housing energy efficiency
Barun Singh, Resident Paul Lyons, Subject Matter Expert - Solar energy
Andrea Love, Resident Michael Davis, Subject Matter Expert - Boston Society of Architects
Julie Newman, University/Climate Compact - MIT Sustainability Office Marc Hoffman, Subject Matter Expert - Energy economist and policy expert
Heather Henriksen, University/Climate Compact - Harvard University Sustainability Office Jane Carbone, Subject Matter Expert - Affordable housing energy efficiency
Tom Sieniewicz, Cambridge Planning Board Shawn Hesse, Subject Matter Expert - LEED and Living Building challenge architect
Joseph Maguire, Business/Property Owner/Developer - Alexandria Real Estate  

Traffic Board
This Board, previously mandated by state law until it was quietly abolished in the dead of night, did not have any members for many years. Authority: Special Act of the Massachusetts Legislature, Chapter 455 of the Acts of 1961. Purpose: To hold a public hearing upon petition of 50 registered voters relative to any rule or regulation proposed to be adopted, altered or repealed and not yet in effect and approve or disapprove the proposed action. Available to the traffic director for advice and consultation. Membership: 3 members