Friday, May 17, 2024

The city has two board slots to fill with Cambridge residents: a five-year term on the five-member Water Board and a three-year term on the 11-member Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities advisory board.

The Water Board advises the managing director of the Water Department, and members typically help develop, modify and approve policy related to department-owned land. Meetings are usually the first Monday of each month from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The deadline to express interest is March 4, said Ini Tomeu, the city’s public information officer.

The disabilities-advisory board “seeks to build a membership that reflects the cultural and racial diversity of the city, is cross-disability in nature and representative of the different geographical areas of the community,” said Michael Muehe, of the commission. It works to ensure and improve access to all aspects of community life for people with disabilities and to raise awareness of disability matters, to eliminate discrimination and to promote equal opportunity for people with disabilities, whether they be physical, mental or sensory.

Members are expected to attend monthly meetings, generally on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m., participate in subcommittees and work on short- and long-term projects as needed, Muehe said.

The deadline to express interest is March 12, he said.

For either board, letters, resumes or both should go to City Manager Robert W. Healy via his e-mail address; traditional mail to the City of Cambridge, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA  02139; or by fax to (617) 349-4307.

This post was based on press releases.