Who We Are
Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association (CNA) was founded in November 2004 and is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Membership is open to all residents of Cambridgeport, families of children who attend Cambridgeport schools, and people who work in Cambridgeport.
Neighborhood happenings, social and culture, zoning, development, roads and traffic, trees and parks, and other issues of importance to Cambridgeport (and sometimes beyond) are discussed at our meetings.
CNA is represented by a board which is elected annually by voting members.
2020 Board Members:
Rebecca Bowie, President
Rachel Han, Communications
Luke Mitchell, Recording
Cathie Zusy, Treasurer
Announcements and Events
Annual CNA Board Member Elections
Committed to civic engagement? Want to get more involved in your community? It's time to run for a spot on the CNA Board!
Cambridgeport community members (anyone who lives in, works in, or has kids in schools in Cambridgeport)
There are seven board members elected to two-year terms, with three seats are up for election this year. Incumbents Cathie Zusy and Julia Halprin will be running, and incumbent Rachel Han has decided not to run again. (Brittany Butler, Gabe Cira, Luke Mitchell, and Rebecca Bowie were all elected for two-year terms last year.)
Elections will be on Zoom on Thursday, February 11 (5:30-7:30pm)
1) Email Brittany () to announce your interest, and have another Cambridgeport community member email her to second your nomination (brief emails are fine) - by January 28.
2) Email Brittany a short bio of yourself by Wednesday, February 3. Bios will be circulated to the listserv a week before the elections.
3) Attend the elections, and bring along any Cambridgeport community members to come vote for you!
Want to learn more?
If you're considering running but have more questions, please email Rebecca (CNA president) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association (CNA)'s Board started a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. For more info, email
We hope this committee will attract both active CNA members and people who have not been previously involved in the CNA. We strongly encourage and value participation by neighbors who are historically or currently not well represented.
"I appreciate the work the CNA has done and is doing, and as a very inactive neighborhood observer, I felt this survey asked us important questions."
"I'm not on the committee, but I would think that just having such a committee is a big step forward for the CNA and for the neighborhood."
"I appreciate all those who volunteered for the committee and I look forward to hearing about and supporting your work and initiatives on behalf of our community."
"Thank you so much for [this] survey...I picked my top 3, and would gladly see the neighborhood association working these issues."
CNA Events Are Back!
Next Virtual Event
Thursday, February 11, 5:30-7:30pm
Save the date for the CNA Annual Meeting, including board member elections.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
In this time of social distancing, we can still help one another. Do you need help from a neighbor? Are you available to help others? Please fill out this form, and we'll try to connect you.
Be on the lookout for virtual and social-distance friendly events!
For COVID-19 (coronavirus) information for Cambridge, please see the City's webpage here.
Past Events, 2020
CNA Board continues to meet once a month.
November 2020: Virtual Community Meeting
September 2020: Virtual Community Meeting
May 2020: Plant Swap
April 2020: Virtual Trivia Night
April 2020: Teddy Bear in the Window - Bear Hunt
April 2020: Support Local Businesses Media Campaign
April 2020: Neighborhood Tour with Scout Cambridge and Cambridge Local First - rescheduled
March 2020: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Match Service
January 2020: Public meeting and annual election
Support Cambridgeport Businesses!
For our list of what's open and how you can support, check out our local business page.
We won 2 grants
from the National Trust Preservation Funds for architecture work at St. Augustine's: one for $2.5k and another for $15k!
Your donation will support Black History in Action (BHAC) in the urgent work of architecturally restoring St. Augustine’s and of renewing its community service mission for the Cambridge community.
Please donate $100, $250, $500, or an amount that you can. Donors of $100 or more will receive one of Minister Kit Eccles’s healthy and happy houseplants—with bigger plants for bigger donors!
Funds raised will be used as follows:
90% of the first $50,000 raised will go towards the church’s exterior restoration project,
10% towards arts programming there.
After that $50,000 benchmark, 100%
of gifts will go the church’s restoration.
There are three ways to donate:
Cathie Zusy, CNA Treasurer
202 Hamilton St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Donate by check, payable to "Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association"
Click "Donate" to use a credit card.
(2.2% fee applies)
Connect With Us!
Join Our Neighborhood Conversation Listserv!
You're invited if you live or work in Cambridgeport, or if you have a child in a Cambridgeport school.
Send a blank email to:
The CNA listserv is a forum for issues and information related to Cambridgeport. Opinions expressed by individuals do not reflect the opinions of the organization. Rules for participation are here.
Prefer fewer emails? Subscribe for only CNA email updates (a listserv without conversation) by sending a blank email to
These emails go to both listservs - there is no need to sign up for both.