From the City of Cambridge, Jan. 31, 2018: Residents are invited to apply to fill vacancies on the city’s Central Square Advisory Committee (apply by Feb. 28) and the Human Services Commission (apply by March 2).

Appointments are made by City Manager Louis A. DePasquale. The city’s online application system is at cambridgema.gov/apply. (A cover letter and résumé or applicable experience must be submitted during the online application process.) Paper applications are available in the City Manager’s Office at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.

The Central Square Advisory Committee helps review all major development actions in the Central Square Overlay District and monitors the progress of the non-zoning recommendations of the K2C2 Study relevant to the square, meeting as needed to advise on non-zoning recommendations, undertake large project reviews and review and comment on Board of Zoning Appeal variances and special permits within the district.

Members represent a cross section of stakeholders, which includes residents from abutting neighborhoods and representatives of Central Square’s business community. The vacancies are for a representative of The Port and Riverside neighborhoods and for Central Square businesses.

Appointees will serve three years ending in April 2021, with the option to renew. For information, call Wendell Joseph at (617) 349-9462 or email [email protected], or visit the Central Square Advisory Committee webpage.

The Human Services Commission advises city managers on human services policy issues, needs assessments and funding allocations. In collaboration with the Department of Human Service Programs, the nine-member commission helps promote activities that enhance the quality of life for residents. Over the years, the commission has responded to local needs by recommending Community Development Block Grant funding for a wide range of programs offered by the city and community agencies.

The commission usually meets with the assistant city manager for human services on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For information, call Mike Payack at (617) 349-6208 or email [email protected]. Commission members serve without compensation.