The Agassiz Neighborhood Council (ANC) was established in the 1970s as part of Cambridge’s Community Schools program and is a forum for discussion and action with the goal of enhancing quality of life in our community.
Community members are invited to attend regular monthly meetings. The meetings are held from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the Maud Morgan Arts Center’s second floor 2D Studio, usually on the second Tuesday of each month, from September to June. The agenda of each month’s meeting is available on the first page of the previous month’s The Whistler newsletter and via email on our community notifications email list (to sign up, click the link located in the navigation bar to the right of this page). View our online calendar for meeting dates and times, or download the Agassiz Baldwin Community Calendar 2011-2012 for a handy reminder to place on your refrigerator.
The Council regularly invites representatives from Cambridge city departments to attend meetings, including Cambridge Police, the Department of Public Works, Traffic, Parking and Transportation, as well as institutional neighbors Harvard University and Lesley University. Topic-specific committees are organized as necessary. Frequently discussed topics include:
• Neighborhood streets and sidewalks
• Institutional development and its potential impact on the community
• Safety and crime
• Trees and green space
• Maintaining the character of Mass. Ave.
• Supporting independent and local retail
Below are examples of meeting topics:
- Discussion of Sacramento Field renovations
- Update on North Prospect Church (Lesley University) move and construction plans for Art Institute of Boston (AIB)
- Cambridge Police Department responds to crime in and around Agassiz and provides tips for protecting yourself
- Discussion about inviting Cambridge City Councillors to an ANC Meeting
- Learn about MA Legislative priorities, the State Budget, and Q&A with MA State Rep. Marjorie Decker
- General announcements & news
- Introducing the Cambridge City Council (Councillors Dennis Carlone, Craig Kelley, Nadeem Mazen, Marc McGorvern & E. Denise Simmons)
- Questions for the Councillors related to neighborhood and greater Cambridge issues
Become a Member
Any person who lives in the Agassiz neighborhood or whose children attend the Maria L. Baldwin School and/or are enrolled in Agassiz Baldwin Children’s Programs is eligible to become a member of the Agassiz Neighborhood Council.
To vote on issues presented at Council meetings, participants must have attended at least one meeting in the calendar year prior to voting.
The Whistler keeps residents and ABC program participants up to date on neighborhood news, programs, and events each month.