2019 Campaign Announcement

April 8, 2019

CAMBRIDGE- Adriane Musgrave (D-North Cambridge) is pleased to announce the launch of her campaign for Cambridge City Council.

“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’s experience spans the corporate, nonprofit, and public sectors, having served as the Executive Director for Cambridge Local First, the Board Secretary of Interise (a national nonprofit that addresses poverty and inequality), and as a management consultant to Fortune 500 companies. She also launched the Global Operations and Strategy group at Boston University and worked as a congressional intern for former Senator John Kerry in Washington, DC.

Already working to make Cambridge a leader in the movement for inclusive prosperity, Adriane recently hosted Richard Rothstein, author of the widely acclaimed book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America to Cambridge. Over 500 people attended the event to learn how our country’s and city’s segregation history has contributed to extreme racial wealth inequality and a stubborn achievement gap in our schools, and what can be done to unravel these inequities.

“As your City Councilor, I will fight for policies that increase access to economic opportunity for everyone in Cambridge,” said Musgrave. “I will continue to champion smart zoning and affordable housing, advocate for universal daycare and kids programs, and ensure that we are investing in city infrastructure, especially safe streets for walking and biking.”

A resident of North Cambridge with her husband and young son, Adriane has lived in the city for ten years and the greater Boston area for over 15 years. Adriane earned a Bachelor’s in International Relations and a Master of Business Administration, both from Boston University where she also played Division I soccer. She is proud to call Cambridge home for her family and is focused on advancing opportunities for generations to come.

"Adriane is a strong leader in our fight to keep Cambridge fair and diverse, especially through her affordable housing efforts,” said David Sullivan, Former Cambridge City Councilor and North Cambridge Resident. “I've seen her in action for years, so I know she will be a really effective City Councilor for all of us."

"Adriane has already demonstrated that she'd be the kind of City Councilor that every resident would want representing them,” said Saul Tannenbaum, Co-Founder of Upgrade Cambridge and A Better Cambridge, and Central Square Resident. “She’s relentlessly knocked on doors to listen directly to residents’ concerns and she thinks about our problems in all of their complexity. She believes in good government and good data, and is looking for long-term solutions that will uphold our Cambridge values.”

Tannenbaum continued, “She co-founded Upgrade Cambridge, so I know she wants to solve our broadband monopoly and digital equity problems for which there’s almost universal agreement we should solve. She’s put down roots in Cambridge, and is someone I trust to help guide Cambridge into its future."

"I enthusiastically support Adriane Musgrave for my #1 vote for Cambridge City Council,” said Sally Eaton Arnold, Resident of Porter Square. “I am particularly impressed by her experience as Executive Director of Cambridge Local First, a nonprofit organization that supports local businesses. Be they dry cleaning establishments, clothing stores, book shops, or restaurants, these independently owned businesses are a major reason why many of us like living in the city. They have an ecosystem that needs respect and protection. I am also encouraged by her commitment to a greener Cambridge and to working hard on our traffic woes. Adriane brings fresh energy and a balanced perspective to our city."

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. 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.

Cambridge municipal elections will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Learn more about Adriane Musgrave and sign up for campaign updates at www.voteadriane.com.


Cambridge Day: Musgrave, fresh off small-business group, announces new run for City Council Seat (April 8, 2019).


2017 Campaign Media

Why I'm Running for Cambridge City Council (2017)

Recorded at Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) in Central Square


Parking Day


Adriane on Flood Risk


Adriane - About Me and the City 


Adriane on Housing and Development