From the City Manager’s Office, July 5, 2017: People interested in serving on the Cambridge Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship must apply by Aug. 14.

The commission consists of 11 volunteer members appointed by the city manager after an application and interview process. The term of the appointment is three years. Commissioners are expected to be knowledgeable about immigrant rights and citizenship and must be residents of Cambridge. The commission should be fully representative of the diverse Cambridge community.

Cambridge welcomes immigrants and wants to encourage their success and access to opportunity and advancement in this country. It will be a goal of the commission to get the message of welcome out through collaboration with organizations that provide services and outreach to our immigrant community.

The commission will act as a centralizing organization in Cambridge to address immigrant rights and citizenship issues through providing information, referral, guidance, coordination and technical help to other public agencies and private persons, organizations and institutions engaged in activities and programs intended to support immigrant rights and citizenship.

Commissioners are expected to work with other members of the commission and staff to fulfill the goals and objectives of the Cambridge Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship Ordinance.

People interested in being considered should apply by using the city’s online application system at cambridgema.gov/apply. 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 Ave., Central Square.