Cambridge City Councilor
E. DENISE SIMMONS, a native
Cantabrigian and committed public servant, is Cambridge City
Councilor. Prior to attaining public office. Denise served
for 12 years as Executive Director of the Civic Unity Committee,
the first citizen rights organization funded by the City.
Ms. Simmons grew up in the
city's industrial neighborhood and attended Cambridge schools.
She received a B.S. in Sociology from University of
Massachusetts at Boston. A believer in lifelong learning and
self improvement, Denise continued her education and received a
Masters degree in Psychotherapy from Antioch College. An
accomplished woman, Denise owns Cambridgeport Insurance Agency
which she established in 1982, is a Justice of the Peace and a
Notary Public. A photo archivist and family historian, she has
facilitated workshops for public and private organizations both
nationally and locally including the Cambridge Public Schools.
As a member of the School Committee, Ms. Simmons' theme is
"Every Child is a Promise", which for Ms. Simmons means each
child should be provided with the education and resources to
become a productive member of society. Ms. Simmons believes that
learning is lifelong.
Ms. Simmons has received
numerous awards and commendations for her work in the community.
Her greatest accomplishment, however, is her family. She is the
mother of four - the late Anthony, Jada Danielle, N. Denise, and
Atieno P. Simmons and her granddaughter Azianna Denise Simmons.
Daughter, Atieno P. Simmons History Project:
The Women of Jerusalem: