CAMBRIDGE — City Manager Patrick Comiskey has declined to seek renewal of his employment contract following the current contract’s expiration on July 31. Mr. Comiskey, who was hired following a search in 2018, is Cambridge’s second City Manager, having served in that role for three years. Mr. Comiskey’s time as City Manager has seen many transitions for Cambridge, with
development and growth occurring across the City.
“I wish Patrick, his wife Jane, and their beautiful dog Weaver all the best in the next phase of Patrick’s career,” said Cambridge Mayor Andrew Bradshaw. “The care they all have shown for the City of Cambridge, and their work to make this City a better place to call home cannot be overstated. Patrick’s good-heartedness and genuine love for others makes him the kind of public servant that is an asset anywhere he goes.”
The Council echoed the Mayor on the decision. Ward 1 Commissioner Brian Roche said, “I’ve appreciated Mr. Comiskey’s service and assistance while Cambridge continues to go through inevitable growing pains of the early stages of our professionally managed form of government.”
Commission President Lajan Cephas (Ward 2) added, “We must remember that at the completion of each lap, the City Commission did not run the race alone. Mr. Comiskey, thank you for the contributions you and your wife Jane has provided to the city of Cambridge.”
Said Ward 3 Commissioner Jameson Harrington, “It was always a pleasure to see Mr. Comiskey out at the many local events and businesses in Cambridge. It was nice to have a City Manager involved with the local community.”
Ward 5 Commissioner Chad Malkus wrote, “I want to wish Patrick all the best in his future endeavors and to thank him for the great work he did over the past few years. I look forward to the hiring process for a new City Manager, and my hope is that we can hire someone with equally extensive municipal experience and knowledge of strong fiscal governance.”
The Mayor and Commissioners of Cambridge will discuss the City Manager position’s vacancy at an upcoming meeting in July. A review of requirements will occur with regard to naming an interim City Manager, as well as requirements for search committee members for the hiring of a permanent City Manager.