David has earned the reputation of a “consensus builder” by, time after time, bringing together interested parties
and helping them to foster mutually beneficial agreements. Maher believes that citizens, business leaders and government
officials need to work together to solve the issues our city faces.
A graduate of Suffolk University School of Management, and former longtime Director of Development for Cambridge Family and Children Services, David Maher began his career in local government in 1991. Mayor Maher understands the importance of fostering positive relationships with our local business and Universities.
Colleges and universities are an integral part of the fabric of Cambridge and establishing healthy relationships with the city's universities can greatly benefit the people of Cambridge. To this end, David founded and was the First Chair of the City's University Relations Committee. David led the negotiations that resulted in Harvard University agreeing to build 40 units of affordable housing as well as a new 40,000 square foot park along Memorial Drive at no cost to Cambridge Taxpayers.
Businesses not only provide the economic engine of Cambridge but also provide important services to many neighborhood and community projects. Mayor Maher has worked to make sure businesses, in Cambridge, can be good-community partners. This term, the Mayor is working to develop a formalized relationship among the Cambridge business and academic community and the Cambridge Public Schools. Additionally, he is working with local leaders in the business community and relevant agencies to promote programs that encourage residents and visitors to shop at Cambridge Businesses.
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