Cambridge, Massachusetts -- Boards and Commissions
updated Tuesday, January 26, 2016 10:43 PM

   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

Member Sought for Police Review & Advisory Board

City SealJan 26, 2016 – City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking Cambridge residents interested in serving on the Police Review & Advisory Board. Made up of volunteer members who serve five-year terms, the Board generally meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 6pm, except for July and August.

The Police Review & Advisory Board was established by City Ordinance in 1984 to:

• Provide for citizen participation in reviewing Police Department policies, practices and procedures;

• Provide a prompt, impartial and fair investigation of complaints brought by individuals against members of the Cambridge Police Department; and

• Develop programs and strategies to promote positive police/community relations and to provide opportunities for productive discussions, improved understanding and innovative ways of resolving differences.

The Board consists of five Cambridge residents who are representative of the City's racial, social and economic composition. Board members must possess a reputation for fairness, integrity and responsibility; have demonstrated an active interest in public affairs and service; and be a resident of the City of Cambridge.

Board Members serve as volunteers without compensation and are responsible for reviewing and evaluating completed investigations to make findings on the allegations contained in each complaint; identifying needs for changes to Police Department policies, procedures or training, and reporting findings and recommended solutions to the Police Commissioner and the City Manager; and assisting in education and outreach to promote awareness and understanding of the Board and strengthen community-police relations.

For more information about the Board, see its web page at A letter of interest with a brief résumé should be sent via e-mail, mail or fax by Monday, February 22, 2016 to:
Richard C. Rossi, City Manager
City of Cambridge 795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Ph. 617-349-4300
Fax 617-349-4307

Cambridge Board of Zoning Appeals Vacancy

City SealJan 14, 2016 – City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). Made up of five members and seven associate members, the BZA meets twice a month on Thursday evenings to review applications for variances and special permits in accordance with Cambridge Zoning Ordinance. Board members also act on appeals to zoning decisions made by the Commissioner of Inspectional Services.

For more information, contact the Inspectional Services Department at 617-349-6131. Letters of interest, including resume or applicable experience, can be sent via mail, fax or e-mail by Friday, February 12, 2016 to:
Richard C. Rossi, City Manager
City of Cambridge
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Fax 617-349-4307

Volunteers Sought for Envision Cambridge Advisory Committee and Working Groups
Help Shape the Citywide Plan!

City SealJan 8, 2016 – City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking volunteers to serve on the newly formed Envision Cambridge Advisory Committee, the Envision Alewife Working Group, and the Engagement and Communications Working Group. These groups are being created to advise the city and its consultant team on the newly named citywide plan, Envision Cambridge. This multi-year process will help set a new direction for a sustainable, prosperous future.

The Envision Cambridge Advisory Committee will be a sounding board for planning concepts, help set priorities for the plan, and help establish a feedback loop between the City, the consultant team, and Cambridge residents, businesses, and institutions. The committee will consist of residents, property owners, and representatives of local businesses and institutions.

The Envision Alewife Working Group will help guide the Alewife district study and develop comprehensive and actionable recommendations for the area.

The Engagement and Communications Working Group is a topic-focused group that will provide guidance and advice on how the citywide plan can best engage the entire community and ensure that dialogue is representative of the city’s diversity.

At later stages of the planning process, additional working groups will be formed. We anticipate working groups on topics such as climate and energy, economic development, housing, and mobility.

Who is Eligible?
Any Cambridge resident, property owner, or representative of a local business or institution is welcome to apply. For the Engagement and Communications Working Group, the city seeks individuals with experience, expertise, and interest in public engagement and communication.

How Often Will the Groups Meet?
The Advisory Committee will meet approximately every six weeks. Working Groups will convene at critical junctures in the planning process in condensed periods of time and are likely to meet an estimated six to eight times throughout the process. The Envision Alewife Working Group will meet approximately every six weeks during the Alewife planning process, which is anticipated to start this spring and finish within the year.

How Many People Will Be Selected?
Approximately 16-20 people will serve on the Advisory Committee. Working Groups will consist of approximately 6-8 people, except for the Envision Alewife Working Group, which will be larger due to its multidisciplinary nature. Each Working Group will include at least one Advisory Committee member.

How Will Members Be Chosen?
The Envision Cambridge Advisory Committee will be broadly representative of the Cambridge community including residents, institutions, property owners, and businesses. The goal will be to create a Committee that represents the diversity of the city. Working groups will include people with expertise or interest in the specific topic area.

How to Apply
To apply, send a letter by Monday, February 1, 2016 (deadline extended from original Jan 22 date) describing your interest and background to:
Richard C. Rossi, City Manager
c/o Melissa Peters
Community Development Department
344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

Please describe your interest in Envision Cambridge and make clear if you would like to serve on the Envision Cambridge Advisory Committee, the Envision Alewife Working Group, Engagement and Communications Working Group, or multiple groups. If you are interested in serving on the Envision Alewife Working Group, Engagement and Communications Working Group, or other topic-specific working group, please describe any relevant experience. You may include a résumé with your application, if helpful.

Cambridge Housing Authority Board Vacancy

City SealDec 21, 2015 – City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Cambridge Housing Authority is seeking to fill a vacancy on its Board of Commissioners.

Established under state law in 1935, Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) provides long-term rental housing and rental assistance to more than 6,500 low-income families, elders and disabled individuals through its Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Programs. It has an annual budget of $87 million and currently has over $150 million in active construction contracts with significant, additional, capital investment and construction to continue over the next 3-5 years as CHA revitalizes all the public housing in Cambridge.

CHA also invests in Cambridge families and provides enhanced support to 10% of the city population. By tailoring its approach to focus on policy innovation and family economic opportunities, CHA is able to meet its mission to develop and manage safe, good quality, affordable housing for low-income individuals and families in a manner which promotes citizenship, community and self-reliance in one of the most expensive housing markets in the country.

A five-member Board of Commissioners governs CHA. One member is appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts and the remaining four members are appointed by the Cambridge City Manager and confirmed by the Cambridge City Council. By law, the Board must include a housing authority resident and a representative of labor unions; both of these positions are currently filled. All Board members must be residents of Cambridge.

The CHA Board oversees the Agency's overall direction and approves all significant contract awards, budget decisions, formal submissions to state and federal funding agencies, planning and reporting documents, all major policy decisions, and many other important matters. Commissioners also serve as board members on CHA’s three non-profit affiliates. The Board sets policy but is not involved in the day-to-day operations of the agency. CHA’s Board of Commissioners meets regularly on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, at 5:30pm, at the Agency’s office, 362 Green St., 3rd floor, Cambridge. Additionally, the board may occasionally meet for special meetings as needed.

A letter of interest and brief resumé should be sent by Friday, January 29, 2016 to:
Richard C. Rossi, City Manager
City of Cambridge
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Fax 617-349-4307

Affirmative Action Advisory Committee, Duane Brown, Director (updated Mar 28, 2015)
Jonathan Yip, Chair Michael Muehe
Leroy Cragwell Tasha Thomas
Roberta Goto Stephen Vesce
Ken Likis Qadir Wahid
Jonathan Santos (expires Mar 2, 2017) J. Benjamin Harris (expires Mar 2, 2017)
Calvin Lindsay Jr. (expires Mar 2, 2017) Stephanie A. Crayton (expires Mar 2, 2017)

Affordable Housing Trust Board (updated Feb 7, 2014)
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
Richard Rossi - Managing Trustee Cheryl-Ann Pizza-Zeoli (expires Feb 5, 2017)
Peter Daly Susan Schlesinger
Florrie Darwin James Stockard, Jr.
Michael Haran William Tibbs
Gwendolyn Noyes  

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 Dec 15, 2013)
Jason Weeks, Executive Director, Ex-Officio
Lori Damon, Chair Diana Lempel
Phyllis Bretholtz, Vice Chair Stella Aguirre McGregor
Luis Edgardo Cotto Andrew Mroczek
Aliyah Gary Diane Norris, Secretary
Lori Lander Matthew Weinberg
Ann Lawson 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 June 19, 2015)
Staff: Sarah Burks
Constantin von Wentzel, Chair (expires Apr 1, 2010) Catherine Henn (expires Apr 1, 2010)
Arthur Bardige (expires Nov 1, 2018) Heli Meltsner (expires Nov 1, 2016)
Robert G. Crocker - (expires Mar 1, 2013) John Sanzone (expires June 22, 2018)
Theresa Hamacher (expires Nov 1, 2017) Mark Golberg, Alternate
Recent members:
Maryann Thompson (expired Apr 1, 2012)  

Bicycle Committee (updated June 8, 2015)
Jonathan Adams, Chair (expires Mar 31, 2017) Joseph Poirier (expires Mar 31, 2017)
Michael Proscia, Vice Chair (expires Mar 31, 2017) Megan Ramey
Ari Ofsevit, Secretary (expires Mar 31, 2017) Joseph Raser (expires Mar 31, 2017)
Steve Bercu (expires Mar 31, 2017) Ruthann Rudel (expires Mar 31, 2017)
Ann Marie Biernacki (expires Mar 31, 2017) Ingrid Schorr
Evadne Cokeh (expires Mar 31, 2017) Randy Stern
Amy Flax (expires Mar 31, 2017) Mechthild von Knobelsdorff (expires Mar 31, 2017)
John Goodman (expires Mar 31, 2017) Peter Stokes
Katherine Howitt (expires Mar 31, 2017) Andrea Williams
Caroline Jaffe (expires Mar 31, 2017) Melissa Shakro, MIT (expires Mar 31, 2017)
Sean McDonnell (expires Mar 31, 2017) Mark Rabinsky, Harvard
Recent former members:
David Chiriboga Taylor Fickett
Madeleine deBlois Amy Linne
Sarah Ehrich Matthew Schrumpf
Brenda Pike Viola Augustin
Catharine Hornby Tom Meek

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 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 28, 2015) - 5 Members, 7 Associates
Constantine Alexander, Chair Janet Ohle Green (previous Associate term expired Apr 17, 2014)
Timothy Hughes, Vice-Chair (expires Jan 22, 2011) Thomas P. Scott (expires Dec 15, 2019)
Brendan Sullivan (expires Jan 19, 2012)  
Associate Members:
Slater W. Anderson (expires Dec 15, 2016) Jim Monteverde (expires Dec 15, 2016)
George Best (expires Dec 15, 2016) Douglas Myers (expires Dec 15, 2016)
Alison Hammer (expires Dec 15, 2016) Lindsey Thorne-Bingham (expires Apr 17, 2017)
Andrea A. Hickey (expires Dec 15, 2016) Laura Wernick, FAIA (expires Feb 20, 2017)

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

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 Sept 28, 2014)
Patrick Wardell
Chief Executive Officer, CHA
Carol Hulka, MD
Chief of Radiology
Allison Bayer
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Judith Klickstein
Senior Vice President,
Information Technology & Planning; Chief Information and Strategy Officer
Paul Allen, MD, MPH
Chief Quality Officer
Ron Minter, MD
Chief of Anesthesia, Medical Director of Perioperative Services
David Bor, MD
Chief of Medicine
Maren Batalden, MD, MPH
(expires Oct 1, 2015)
Jay Burke, MD, MPH
Chairman and Chief of Psychiatry
David Porell, MA, MBA
Chief Administrative Officer, CHA Physician Organization
Elizabeth Cadigan, RN, MSN
Senior Vice President, Patient Care
Services and Chief Nursing Officer
Assaad Sayah, MD
Senior Vice President of Primary Care & Emergency Care
Joy Curtis
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Steven Schwaitzberg, MD
Chief of Surgery
Bob DeVey
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Gerald Steinberg, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Samuel H. Doppelt, MD
Chief of Orthopaedics
Somava Stout, MD
Vice President, Patient-Centered Medical Home Development
Greg Hagan, MD
Interim Chief of Pediatrics
Brian Swann, DDS, MPH
Chief of Dental Medicine
Kathleen Harney, MD
Chief, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Women's Health
Randy Wertheimer, MD
Chief of Family Medicine at CHA
Board of Trustees: (current as of June 19, 2015)
Ellen Semonoff (City of Cambridge Officer) Steve Manos (Cambridge, term expires July 2017)
Isaac M. Machado, JD (Somerville, expires July 1, 2011) Gerald A. McCue (Somerville, expires July 2017)
Moacir Barbosa (Cambridge, expires July 2017), Asst. Director for Training and Capacity Building at Health Resources in Action (HRiA) Kathleen McGilvray (Somerville, expires June 30, 2015)
Maren Batalden, MD, Medical Staff member (expires June 11, 2016) Danna Mauch, Ph.D. (Cambridge seat, expires June 11, 2017)
Robina Bhasin, EdM (Somerville seat, expires June 11, 2017) Barbara Anthony (Cambridge, expires June 11, 2018)
David Bor, MD (Chief of Medicine) Paula A. Paris (Cambridge, term expires July 1, 2010)
Louis DePasquale (Assistant City Manager for Fiscal Affairs/Finance Director for the City of Cambridge) Joshua Posner, Vice-Chair (Cambridge, term expires June 11, 2016)
William Hart (Everett, expires June 11, 2018) Maxwell (Mike) Solet (Cambridge, expires July 1, 2010)
Madge Kaplan (Cambridge, expires June 11, 2018) Deborah Klein Walker (Cambridge, expires July 1, 2011)
Lucian Leape, MD (Cambridge) Patrick Wardell, Chief Executive Officer, CHA
Traci A. Logan (Cambridge, expires June 30, 2015) Cathy Wirth
Project Manager, Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures
Carol Van Deusen Lukas, Chair (Cambridge, expires June 11, 2016) Katharine S. Kosinski, MD (Cambridge, June 11, 2018)

Cambridge Housing Authority (current as of Sept 19, 2015)
Warren McManus (expires 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.
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 ?)
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.
Victoria Bergland (expires Sept 30, 2017)
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.

Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (current as of June 19, 2015)
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 4/12/17) Conrad Crawford, Asst. Treasurer (City appointee, expires 4/12/16)
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 19, 2015)
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 3/2017 Drew Kane – Riverside Representative, term expires 3/2016
Esther Hanig – Area Four Representative, term expires 3/2017 Robin Lapidus – Central Square Representative, term expires 3/2016
Melissa Greene, Chair – Central Square Business Representative (Architect), term expires 3/2016 Michael Monestime – Cambridgeport Representative, term expires 3/2017
Christopher Sol Gully – Central Square Business Representative, term expires 3/2016 Robert Winters - Mid-Cambridge Representative, term expires 3/2017
Recent former members: Wendy Landman (Cambridgeport)
Gus Rancatore Robert Freed

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 or 617/349-4606. The Community Development Department TTY line is 617/349-4621.

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 Sept 19, 2015)
Nicole Horton-Stimpson, Chair Maria Fontellio (expires June 22, 2018)
Avner Fink, Secretary (expires June 19, 2016) Zarha Kanji (expires June 22, 2018)
Elizabeth Dean-Clower Bet MacArthur
Gary Dmytryk (expires June 30, 2018) Naomi Pinson
Sandy Durmaskin Alicia Zeh-Dean (expires June 22, 2018)
Kara Falise  
Recent members:
Holly Aldrich JoAnn Haas
Miriam Cooper Alissa Land

Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship (current as of Sept 19, 2015)
The 11 members have not yet been appointed.

Commission on the Status of Women (current as of Dec 15, 2014)
Phyllis Bretholtz 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
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
  Audrey Oetomo (exp. Jan 8, 2015)

Community Advisory Board on the Living Wage (current as of Dec 15, 2013)
Terence Smith (Chair) Daniel O'Neill
George Donahue David Slaney
Nancy O'Brien Lisa Yanakakis
three vacancies  

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) Albe Simenas, Conservation Commission
(exp. May 10, 2020)
Louis DePasquale, Assistant City Manager, Finance Thacher Tiffany, Planning Board
(exp. June 1, 2020)
Kevin A. Foster, Resident, City of Cambridge (through June 1, 2017)  

Conservation Commission (current as of Dec 15, 2014) - 7 members have 3-year terms
Jennifer (Wright) Letourneau, Director
Adam J. Hornstine, Chair (expires Sept 30, 2012) Kaki Martin (expires ?)
Purvi Patel, Vice Chair (expires June 25, 2015) Edward (Ted) Pickering (expires June 25, 2015)
Dorothy Altman (expires ?) Albe Simenas (expires ?)
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 28, 2015) - 11 members
Ethel J. Ampey (through Apr 30, 2016) Benjamin C. Horner (through Apr 30, 2016)
Daniel Burroso, CPD (through Mar 2, 2017) Ismail Laher (through Aug 31, 2015)
Lois Carra (through Sept 30, 2015) Lily Owyang (through Apr 1, 2017)
Kenneth Hebert (through Apr 30, 2015) Jeanne Ryde (through Apr 30, 2016)
Miranda Heibel (through Apr 30, 2015) Carole Feeney Withrow (through Apr 30, 2015)
Pearl Hines (through Apr 30, 2016) Dr. Anne Fabiny (agency rep., through Oct 2016)
Recent former members:  
Elizabeth Cadigan (through Aug 31, 2014)  

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,
Kids' Council
Jeana Franconi, City Budget Director Carolyn Turk,
Deputy Superintendent of Schools
Lori Likis, Chief Planning Officer,
School Department


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 Apr 10, 2015)
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)
Peter Sheinfeld (Republican, 2009 - 3/31/2017) Larry Ward (Democrat, 2012 - 3/31/2016)

Fresh Pond Advisory Board (current as of Sept 24, 2014)
Janice Snow, Chair Deborah Masterson
Susan Agger Ann Roosevelt
Jim Barton Albe Simenas
Doug Brown Claudia Thompson
Janet Burns  
City Staff:
Sam Corda (Water Dept.) Jennifer (Wright) Letourneau (Conservation Commission)
Paul Ryder (Recreation Division) Nancy Schlacter (City Manager’s Office)
Chip Norton (Water Dept.)  

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered (GLBT) Commission (updated Mar 28, 2015)
The mission of the Cambridge GLBT 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 Paul O. Miller (term expires Dec 31, 2016)
Aren Stone, Co-Chair Rachel Oppenheimer (expires Jan 26, 2018)
Bill Barnert (expires Jan 26, 2018) Robert L. Parlin
Caitlin Drechsler Lesley Rebecca Phillips
Maggie Giles Neil A. Scannell (expires Jan 14, 2016)
Gregory Grays-Thomas Kara Smith (expires Jan 26, 2018)
Steven Lee (expires Jan 1, 2013) Kevin Shpritzer (expires Jan 12, 2011)
Neil S MacInnes-Barker (expires Jan 26, 2018) Danny Venezia (expires Jan 14, 2016)
Mal Malme Anna J. Weick (expires Dec 31, 2016)
Kristina M. Mastropasqua (expires Jan 14, 2016) Dana Zircher
Michael McKenna  
Maya Escobar (expires Jan 26, 2018) LaTayna Purnell (expires Jan 26, 2018)
Jessica Daniels (expires Jan 26, 2018)  

Half Crown/Marsh Neighborhood Conservation District Commission (current as of June 19, 2015)
Marie-Pierre Dillenseger (expires June 22, 2018) Charles Smith (expires June 22, 2018)
William King (expires June 25, 2016) Judith Dortz, Alternate (expires June 22, 2017)
Michael Robertson (expires Oct 1, 2016) Deborah Masterson, Alternate
Dr. Peter Schur (expires June 22, 2018) James Van Sickle, Alternate (expires June 22, 2017)
Recent members:
Robert Banker  

Harvard Square Advisory Committee (current as of June 19, 2015)
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 Matt Simitis
Maximilian Frank  
Recent members:
Willis Bibbins Hugh Russell
Sheldon Cohen Mary Webb

Historical Commission (current as of June 19, 2015)
William B. King, Chair (expires Sept 30, 2016) Chandra Harrington (expires June 26, 2017)
Bruce Irving Jo M. Solet (expires June 22, 2016)
William G. Barry, Jr. (expires Jan 23, 2016) Joseph V. Ferrara, Alternate (expires June 10, 2018)
Shary Berg (expires June 22, 2018) Susannah Tobin, Alternate (expires June 10, 2018)
Robert G. Crocker (expires Feb 8, 2017)  
Recent members:
M. Wyllis Bibbins  

Human Rights Commission (updated Nov 2, 2014) - 11 members
Nancy Schlacter, Executive Director
Bonita Cox, Chair (expires June 28, 2017) Kim T. Nghiem, PsyD (expires Aug 11, 2016)
M. Chanta Bhan (expires June 28, 2017) Harry Reyes Nieva (expires Nov 19, 2016)
Melissa Gonzalez-Brenes (expires Apr 6, 2013) Sabrina Selk (expires Nov 19, 2016)
Mercedes S. Evans (expires June 28, 2017) Randa A. Shedid
Kerry Ranjilian Gough (expires Aug 11, 2016) Brendan St. Amant (expires Apr 17, 2015)
Nicholas G. Leydon (expires Apr 10, 2017) Nadia Davila (expires Aug 27, 2017)
Zainab Lakhani (expires Oct 17, 2017)  

Human Services Commission (current as of Aug 10, 2011)
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.
Ayse Atasoylu Dr. Atasoylu is an internist in local practice and an instructor in medicine.
Ms. Christine Elow  
Christopher R. Hall 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.
Kati LaBraico Kati LaBraico works in the healthcare field, and formerly served as a volunteer Parent Connector at the Morse School.
Lori Likis Lori Likis is an educational consultant and Director of School Improvement Planning and Initiatives at the Benjamin Banneker School.
Khari Milner Khari Milner is Coordinator of Out of School Time Programs for the Cambridge Public Schools and manages the 21st Century Community Learning Center Partnership.
Nan Stone
(through Feb 1, 2013)
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.
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.
Reverend Lorraine Thornhill Reverend Thornhill is pastor of the First Holiness Church in Cambridge. She is active in the community, promoting health, education and youth advocacy.

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)

Kid's Council (updated Sept 19, 2015)
Nancy Tauber, Executive Director
David Maher, Mayor, Chair of Kids' Council George Halfkenny (expires Feb 9, 2016)
Neal Michaels, Co-Chair, Community-at-Large Representative (expires Aug 10, 2018) Liz Hill, Community-at-Large Representative (expires Aug 10, 2018)
Rabeya Akther, Specific Area Representative (expires Aug 10, 2016) Claude Jacob, Commissioner of Health & Hospitals Representative
Tina Alu (Associate Director of CEOC) Kathleen Kelly, School Committee (Mayor’s Appointee)
Griffin Andres, Youth Representative (expires Oct 2016) John Lindamood, Director of Resident Service, Cambridge Housing Authority (expires Sept 30, 2014)
Sally Benbasset (3-year term, 2010-2013) Michelle Lower, Business Representative (expires Aug 10, 2018)
Ron Benham, State Agency Representative (expires Aug 10, 2018) Alanna Mallon, Mayor’s Education Liaison, (Mayor’s Appointee)
Andrea Collymore (Community-at-Large member, 3-year term, 2007-2010) Marc McGovern, City Councillor (Mayor’s Appointee)
Louis DePasquale, Asst. City Manager for Fiscal Affairs, City of Cambridge (City Managerís Designee) Geeta Pradhan, Philanthropic Representative (expires Aug 10, 2018)
Susan Flannery, CPL Director Bridget Rodriguez, University Representative (expires Aug 10, 2018)
Mariamawit Gashaw, Youth Representative (expires Oct 2017) Richard Rossi, City Manager
Michelle Godfrey, Director of Center for Families (3-year term, 2012-2015) Ellen Semonoff, Asst. City Manager for Human Services
Robert C. Haas, Cambridge Police Commissioner Jeffrey Young, Superintendent of the Cambridge Public Schools
Recent former members:  
Charlotte Avant Betty Bardige
Jessica Daniels Barbara R. Kibler
Susan Lapierre Patrick Wardell, CEO of CHA
Heather Wise Linda Mindaye, Youth Representative

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 Aug 18, 2012)
Elizabeth Y. Lint, Esq., Executive Director
Michael Gardner, Chair Robert C. Haas, Police Commissioner
Gerald Reardon, Fire Chief  

Mid-Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District Commission (updated June 19, 2015)
Tony Hsiao, Vice Chair Carole Perrault
Lestra Litchfield Nancy Goodwin, Alternate (expires June 22, 2017)
Sue-Ellen Myers (expires June 22, 2018) Margaret Cecil McMahon (Alternate, expires Oct 29, 2016)
Monika Pauli (expires June 22, 2018) Chuck Redmon, Alternate (expires June 22, 2017)

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  

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 Mar 28, 2015)
Debby Galef, Chair (expires Mar 31, 2017) Nora Marantz
Victoria Farr, Co-Vice-Chair (expires Mar 31, 2017) Carriane Jung (expires Mar 31, 2017)
Magda McCormick, Co-Vice-Chair (expires Mar 31, 2017)  Sean Peirce (expires Mar 31, 2017)
Benjamin Muller, Secretary Helen Rose (expires Mar 31, 2017)
Elizabeth Bierer (expires Mar 31, 2017) Joseph Rose (expires Mar 31, 2017)
Rose Billeci (expires Mar 31, 2017) Sam Stern (expires Mar 31, 2017)
Liza Cohen (expires Mar 31, 2017) Ryan Westrom
Jodie Cohen-Tanugi (expires Mar 31, 2017) Andrea Yoder (expires Mar 31, 2017)
Robin Engel Finnegan  
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  

Planning Board (updated Jan 7, 2015)
Brian Murphy 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 (term expires Apr 30, 2014) Ahmed Nur, Associate Member (expires Mar 13, 2014)
Steven Cohen (expires Mar 12, 2016) Thacher Tiffany (Associate Member, expires Dec 1, 2019)
Tom Sieniewicz (expires Mar 12, 2016)  
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 Nov 3, 2014)
Brian Corr, Executive Secretary
Mertin Betts, Chair (term expires Oct 23, 2019) Lucy Murray-Brown (term expires Apr 16, 2017)
Ann Coyne (term expires Apr 16, 2017) Beverly C. Sealey (term expires Oct 23, 2019)
Laurence Kimbrough (term expires Apr 16, 2017)  

Public Art Commission (updated Sept 24, 2014)
Jeremy Gaucher, Public Art Administrator
Alexander van Praagh (Chair) Hue Nguyen (term expires Dec 18, 2016)
David T. DeCelis (term expires Mar 4, 2016) Bertha Pantoja-Moore
Dina Deitsch Christopher Sokolowski (term expires Dec 18, 2016)
Staff: Lillian Hsu, Jeremy Gaucher, Rika McNally
  Contact the Public Art Commission

Public Planting Committee (current as of Oct 26, 2015)
Maggie Booz, Co-Chair Kathleen Kelly
Janet Burns Jonathan Lewis
Kathleen Caldara Alexandra Lennon-Simon
Paula Cortes Wayne Marshall
David Davis Carolyn Mathews
Chantal Eide Johan Paulsson
E. Thomas Flynn Nancy Philips
Michael Hanlon, Co-Chair Cynthia Smith
Denise Heintze Florrie Wescoat, Co-Chair
David Lefcourt, City Arborist  

Recycling Advisory Committee/
Advisory Committee on Environmentally Desirable Practices

Randi Mail is Recycling Director. (current as of Jan 15, 2014)
Current members: (2014-2016 term)
Keith Cialino Janet Mosley
Sharah Connor Laura Nichols, Cambridge Consumers Council
Jan Dillon-Schaub Michael Orr
Debby Galef Meera Singh
Rob Gogan, Harvard University Joanna Vanden
Debbie Knight Mary Verhage
Additional active participants and former members:
Michael Arnott Jarrod Jones, MIT
Luis Baigorria, Cambridge Housing Authority Jane Hirschi, CitySprouts
Meryl Brott, Recycling Program Manager Ted Live, Cambridge resident
Bob Cappadona, FCR-Boston Juliana Lyman
Liza Casella, FCR-Boston Adam Mitchell, Save That Stuff
Bruce Comen Judy Nathans
Claire Davies Helen Snively
George Delegas Robert Winters
David Demme, R.W. Beck Jason Zogg
Kevin Douglas, F.W. Russell & Sons  

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  

Traffic Board
This Board, though mandated by state law, has not had 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

Transit Advisory Board (current as of Aug 31, 2015)
John Attanucci MIT, Transit Research Group
Phineas Baxandall Resident, Riverside
Joseph Beggan Harvard University
Kelley Brown MIT / Kendall Square Association
Devin Chausse Cambridge Housing Authority
John DiGiovanni Harvard Square Business Association
Jackie Douglas LivableStreets Alliance
Karen Dumaine Alewife Transportation Management Association
Charles Fineman Resident, East Cambridge
Robert Fitzgerald Resident, Mid-Cambridge
Jim Gascoigne Charles River Transportation Management Association/
Kendall Square Association
Marcus Goodwin Resident, Mid-Cambridge / TransitScreen
Joseph Maguire Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Doug Manz HYM Investment Group
George Metzger Central Square Business Association
Susan Pacheco Cambridge Council on Aging
Katherine Rafferty Mt. Auburn Hospital
Robert Ricchi Resident, Agassiz
Simon Shapiro Cambridge Local First
Arthur Strang Resident, West Cambridge
Saul Tannenbaum Resident, Cambridgeport
Alexander Taylor Resident, West Cambridge
Ritesh Warade Resident, Cambridge Highlands
Former members:  
Brian Dacey Cambridge Innovation Center
Eric Hoke Resident, Neighborhood 9
Jeffrey Lockwood Novartis / Kendall Square Association
Rev. Leslie K. Sterling St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church

Water Board (current as of Dec 15, 2013) - 5 members
Ann C. Roosevelt, President (expires ?) James C. Tanner, Jr. (expires Sept 30, 2017)
James A. Burruss (expires ?) Philip M. Weinberg (expires ?)
Richard Johnson (expires June 30, 2016)