the Foundry Advisory Committee (FAC)

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In early September the City Manager announced two new appointments to the Foundry Advisory Committee to fill seats vacated by ‘Folakemi Alalade and Deborah Ruhe. The new appointments are Carole Sousa and Joyce Yoke-kar Chen. Both bring strong enthusiasm for the Foundry project, an understanding of the interests and needs of Cambridge families, experience engaging people in community building activities, and a desire to see the Foundry help advance racial and economic equity as it provides arts, technology and workforce education programs.

The Foundry Advisory Committee is a group of Cambridge residents, who play an advisory role to the City of Cambridge and the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority, to ensure that the Foundry's redevelopment and ongoing operation remains consistent with the Vision and Objectives established in the Demonstration Plan

Members of the Foundry Advisory Committee represent a range of backgrounds and perspectives including arts, theater, science, nonprofit operation, real estate development, and law.  They also bring relevant skills and experience that are important at this stage in the redevelopment of the building. The City Manager has appointed the following members:

Committee Events

Committee Meetings are held at 8:00 am at the Cambridge Police Department at 125 Sixth Street in Cambridge unless otherwise noted.


Upcoming Committee Meeting - October 11, 2019

Committee Meeting - July 12, 2019

Meeting Notes

Meeting Presentation: Community Outreach Outcomes to Date and related Handout: Outreach Team Report

Committee Meeting - April 12th, 2019: [Location: 255 Main Street, 8th Floor, Kendall Square]

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Committee Meeting - January 11th, 2019

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Meeting Handouts - Property Management RFP and Discussion Tool: Space Utilization Principles


Committee Meeting - October 12th, 2018

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Meeting Handouts - DRAFT Foundry Roles and Responsibilities and The Foundry Consortium Performance Measures and Reporting Strategies

Committee Meeting - July 13th, 2018

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Committee Meeting - April 13th, 2018

Meeting Presentation - Cambridge Seven

Foundry Operation Flow Chart

Committee Meeting - January 12th, 2018

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Committee Meeting - November 3rd

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Special Foundry Advisory Theater Meeting - September 6th

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Meeting Documents

Committee Meeting - July 12th

Meeting Presentation - Cambridge Historical Commission

Committee Meeting - May 16th

Meeting Notes

Meeting Documents

Earlier Meeting Dates

November 7, 2016, June 10, 2016, May 20, 2016, January 19, 2016, November 18, 2015, October 14, 2015, September 22, 2015