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 community members.
2021 Board Members:
Rebecca Bowie, President
Cathie Zusy, Treasurer
Brittany Butler, Clerk
Luke Mitchell, Clerk
Our events are always free, open to the public, and no prior participation is necessary.
We encourage new faces to join us!
Annual Meeting/Board Elections
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
6:30pm Mix and mingle
Zoom link coming soon.
Interested in running for a spot on the board? It's easy and no previous participation is necessary. We're looking for people who want to be more involved in our neighborhood!
Four seats are open. Incumbents Brittany Butler and Rebecca Bowie will be running, and incumbents Gabe Cira and Luke Mitchell have decided not to run again. (Cathie Zusy, Julia Halprin, and Tonia Hicks were elected for two-year terms last year.)
To run, all you need to do is:
1) Email our clerk Luke (email@example.com) to express your interest by Wednesday, February 2.
2) Have a Cambridgeport community member (anyone who lives in, works in, or has kids in schools in Cambridgeport) second your nomination by emailing
Luke (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday, February 2
3) Prepare a short bio of yourself and send it to Luke by Tuesday, February 8 so they can be circulated to the listserv a week before the meeting.
Want to learn more? You can see details about board responsibilities here, and our bylaws here. Our board meeting agendas and previous year-in-review summaries are here. I'll send a reminder email in a few days and include our 2021 board accomplishments.
If you're considering running but not sure, please email email@example.com. I'd be happy to talk more about what it's like and answer any questions.
We are looking forward to seeing who our new candidates will be! Please spread the word.
Working Against Racism Group
Last Monday of the month
Hosted by Valerie Bonds & Brian Aull, members of the CNA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
Repeat participants help us to move the conversation forward, AND brand new participants are welcome and encouraged each month.
Past Events, 2020/2021
CNA Board continues to meet once a month.
November 2021: Fall Gathering in Dana Park
October 2021: Municipal Candidate Night
September 2021: Cambridgeport Play Day
May 2021: Neighborhood Plant Swap
April 2021: Community Clean Up
April 2021: Virtual Community Meeting
March 2021: Virtual Community Meeting
February 2021: Virtual Community Meeting & Annual Elections
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
March 2020: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Match Service
January 2020: Public meeting and annual election
The Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association (CNA)'s Board started a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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."
The Cambridge City Council unanimously voted to grant LANDMARK STATUS to the church's exterior on 2/22/21!
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.
Prefer fewer emails? Subscribe for only CNA email updates (a listserv without conversation) by sending a blank email to email@example.com
These emails go to both listservs - there is no need to sign up for both.