Mayor David P. Maher was elected and sworn in as Mayor of Cambridge on February 22, 2010. Mayor Maher is a lifelong resident of Cambridge and has been serving in elected office since 1991 when he was elected to the Cambridge School Committee. After eight years of service on the School Committee, David Maher was elected to the Cambridge City Council in 1999 where he has served ever since. Known as a consensus builder, he was elected Vice Mayor by his colleagues during his first term on the Council.
He is a graduate of the Suffolk University School of Management, and in addition to his governmental service, he was the Director of Development at Cambridge Family and Children’s Service: a multi-service, non-profit agency serving the critical needs of children and families in our community.
Mayor Maher has always been a leader improving the quality of life issues that face the residents of Cambridge, such as education, senior citizen issues and affordable housing.