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Update #13

Initial Screening Committee Members Selected

About a month ago we put out a call for the Initial Screening Committee, and we were blown away by the 100+ applications we received from you. Today, we are happy to share that Mayor Siddiqui has announced the appointment of the Initial Screening Committee to help select the next City Manager. This committee will be facilitated by the Executive Search Firm hired to assist the search, Randi Frank LLC. As we have shared with you before, this committee is composed of 4 City Council members and 15 community members/stakeholders who were selected for participation by the ad-hoc committee chaired by Councillor McGovern, and members of the ad-hoc committee Councillor Azeem, Councillor Toner, and Councillor Zondervan. The following applicants were selected:

  • Brian Burke - Resident Advocate 
  • Kathleen Moore - Resident Advocate 
  • Susan Fleischmann - Resident Advocate 
  • Banti Gheneti - Resident Advocate
  • Mo Barbosa - Health & Human Services Representative 
  • Rachel Weinstein - Cambridge School Committee Representative
  • Christine Elow - Public Safety Advocate 
  • Michael Monestime - City Planner 
  • Vernon Walker - Non Profit Representative
  • Thomas Lucey - Higher Education Representative 
  • B. Kimmerman - Large Business Representative 
  • Jason Alves - Small Business Representative 
  • Elaine DeRosa - Affordable Housing Advocate 
  • Chris Cassa - Arts/Recreation Advocate 
  • James Kaufman - Municipal Finance Representative 

For more information on the Initial Search Committee, read the Mayor’s update here.