From the Cambridge GLBT Commission, Nov. 21, 2016: People who live or work in Cambridge are sought to fill vacancies on the Cambridge GLBT Commission, which advocates for a culture of respect and monitors progress toward equality of all people with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity, focusing on issues affecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

The commission also monitors policies and practices that have a positive effect on the health, welfare and safety of people who live, visit or work in the city with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity. Current projects include youth after-school activities and working with housing and health care organizations serving LGBTQ+ seniors.

Prospective commissioners must either live or work in Cambridge. The commission normally meets on the fourth Thursday of each month, and members are expected to volunteer some time outside of meetings for various projects. Agendas, minutes and other information can be found on its website.  The Commission’s Facebook page is here.

A letter of interest with a brief résumé can be sent by Jan. 6 to City Manager Louis A. DePasquale at City of Cambridge, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139; or via email to citymanager@cambridgema.gov. This is the second extension of the deadline to find members.

For information, call (617) 349-4300.