Hello! We are Yash, Victoria, and Gabriela and we are the Budget Office Interns for the 9th Participatory Budgeting (PB) Cycle. Our role in PB is to conduct public outreach, assist volunteers, and most importantly, collect ideas and connect with the community about ways to improve Cambridge. We are excited to join the Budget Team because we’re interested in building stronger relationships with Cambridge residents through PB.
PB is a unique democratic process that allows us to come together and hear the ideas of all Cambridge residents, regardless of age, immigrant status, ethnicity, etc. Our goal is to directly involve residents in the budgeting and city-building process, foster civic engagement and community spirit, and help ensure that the City’s capital plan reflects the priorities of Cambridge residents and stakeholders. As we kick off this new cycle, we look forward to hearing all of your great PB ideas and seeing you in person at events around Cambridge. If you see us in our blue PB shirts, please don’t hesitate to say hello!
See you soon!
Yash, Victoria, and Gabriela