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
Ready to get involved?
Our events are always free, open to the public, and no prior participation is necessary.
We encourage new faces to join us!
Neighborhood Development & Zoning in Cambridge
with Charles Sullivan, Executive Director of the Cambridge Historical Commission
Thursday, April 29
Sullivan will outline the effect that municipal intervention had on the originally unconstrained organic growth of Cambridge neighborhoods, beginning with sanitary and fire codes in the late 19th century and continuing with the adoption of zoning, slum clearance, urban renewal, and comprehensive planning in the 20th.
Join us to learn more!
Conversations about Racism
Fourth Wednesday of the month
Next one is May 26, 2021
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.
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
April 2020: Neighborhood Tour with Scout Cambridge and Cambridge Local First - postponed
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
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.
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.