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Posted on: July 28, 2022

City of Cambridge Press Release

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Office of the City Manager

City of Cambridge

410 Academy Street

Cambridge, Maryland 21613

TCarroll@ChooseCambridge.com

 

City Commissioners Seeking Expertise and Diverse Perspectives for Appointment to Cambridge Waterfront Development Corporation


Cambridge, MD (July 28, 2022). The Commissioners of Cambridge will appoint two individuals to serve on the Cambridge Waterfront Development Corporation (CWDI) board of directors in August and request qualified individuals to express interest by Friday, August 5th.  


The Commissioners are looking to appoint underrepresented voices and perspectives to the CWDI Board. The Board is seeking professionals with subject matter expertise in at least one or more professional skillsets, including: development, real estate, marketing, community engagement, social media, municipal governance, finance, events planning and programming,  merchandising, law, or construction. The Commissioners intent to make two appointments on or before August 22nd. It is desired but not required that the appointees live in Cambridge, but individuals not residing in the City with a Cambridge connection will be considered.   


To express interest in this volunteer opportunity, contact City Manager Tom Carroll at TCarroll@ChooseCambridge.com or at 410-228-4020. Individuals wishing to be considered should express interest no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, August 5th.  


CWDI is a quasi-government entity established through a partnership between the State of Maryland, Dorchester County, and the City of Cambridge. CWDI’s board is charged with overseeing the redevelopment of Cambridge Harbor, the area between Sailwinds Park and Yacht Maintenance north of Maryland Avenue. CWDI will be demolishing the former University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in the coming months and is presently asking developers to submit an expression of interest for a $300 million redevelopment project at Cambridge Harbor.   


CWDI members are working board members who meet at least twice monthly but also have working committees to advance redevelopment. Interested parties should be prepared to volunteer significant time to the CWDI Board. Board members must be able to maintain confidentiality, work effectively with other board members, have the ability to communicate, and a willingness to seek community input and strive for consensus.  

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