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Adriane Musgrave

“When I think about Cambridge, I think about the next 15 or 30 years. I want to make sure that we are putting in place the policies, structures, and systems to ensure that our city remains a vibrant, racially and economically diverse city that welcomes people of all backgrounds. I am focused on making change that reflects the needs of the modern, urban family and addressing the challenges intensified by our booming economy. We are so lucky to live in Cambridge. Let’s work together to make it even better.”

Adriane is a rising leader in Cambridge who has dedicated herself to serving its residents across the city. With experience spanning the corporate, nonprofit, and public sectors - as well as a new mom - she brings a unique and valuable skillset to city council. She is focused on the long-term vision for Cambridge and making sure that our booming economy means that all families in Cambridge can thrive for generations to come.

Raised by a single mother in South Florida and now with a family of her own, Adriane knows that it truly takes a village to raise children and see them succeed. From an early age she saw the power and promise of high-quality daycare and after-school programs - for kids’ intellectual growth, family financial stability, and women’s empowerment. Today she wants to make sure that all families have the support systems they need to thrive.

As a candidate for Cambridge City Council in 2017, Adriane earned the endorsement of A Better Cambridge Action Fund as their top-ranked new candidate for her smart growth and affordable housing policies. She was also named one of the “most promising new candidates” by StreetsPac MASS and supported by the Cambridge Bicycle Safety group for safe roads, sidewalks, and plazas.

Adriane has lived in Cambridge for nearly ten years. Today she resides in North Cambridge with her husband and young son where they try to spend as much time outdoors. When she’s not at community meetings or exploring city parks with her son, you’ll likely find her cycling country roads, running along the Charles, hiking mountains, and playing tennis.

Professional Experience

  • Executive Director of Cambridge Local First, celebrating and promoting our city’s incredible locally-owned and independent businesses

  • Hosted Richard Rothstein, author of the widely acclaimed book Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, and stellar panel conversation in which over 500 people attended.

  • Co-Founder of Upgrade Cambridge to address our broadband monopoly problem and create citywide digital equity

  • Experienced management consultant to Fortune 500 companies focused on the innovation economy

  • Board Secretary of Interise, a national nonprofit that tackles poverty and inequality by helping minority- and women-owned businesses grow

  • Launched the Global Operations and Strategy group at Boston University to develop a university-wide strategy for its global engagement

  • Volunteer at Jane Doe, Inc. to support victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence

  • Finance Lead and Co-Captain for The Philanthropy Connection Grant Team to support nonprofits in the greater Boston area


Adriane has a B.A. in International Relations and earned her MBA while working full-time, both from Boston University. She played D1 soccer during her undergraduate years at BU and interned for then-Senator John Kerry in Washington, DC.