From the City of Cambridge, Nov. 15, 2016: Volunteers are sought to serve on a Harvard Square Kiosk Working Group. This working group is being created to advise the city manager on the vision for the programming, operation and governance of the Harvard Square kiosk and plaza.

A key goal of this project is to develop a framework for ongoing operation of this significant space that ensures the public nature of the kiosk and its surrounding plaza over time. The working group will include residents, business and institutional representatives and subject matter experts and will work with city staff and a consultant to develop options for programming, governance framework and an operations plan, including ideas for budgeting and financing and possible revenue sources.

The outcomes of the group’s work should advance the city’s efforts toward public realm improvements in Harvard Square.

People with interest in the Harvard Square area, experience/expertise in relevant topics (for example, urban design, public space programming, fiscal management, public/private partnership development and public facilities operations) and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse viewpoints to craft consensus solutions are encouraged to apply. The group will meet approximately monthly for a period of six to eight months starting in January. Meetings of the group will be open to the public.

For information, contact Sandra Clarke at sclarke@cambridgema.gov with a letter of interest by Dec. 2 describing your interest and experience working on similar issues to: City Manager Louis A. DePasquale at the City of Cambridge, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139.