Dennis is a two-term, progressive Cambridge City Councillor, first elected in 2013. Originally from Brooklyn, he moved to Cambridge in 1974 to attend the Harvard Graduate School of Design, fell in love with the city and has lived here ever since. He and his wife, Katie, raised both their sons in Cambridge. With over forty years of experience as a professional architect and urban designer, Dennis brings an indispensable, unique expertise to the Council in the policy area over which it has the most direct control: zoning and new development. He puts this expertise to good use on the council, and as co-chair of the Ordinance Committee, by promoting economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable and equitable development. Since joining the Council, Dennis has worked closely with fourteen different neighborhood groups to help them guide the future of their rapidly growing Cambridge neighborhoods according to their own needs and self-determined goals. He knows how to work with diverse communities and find a solution that benefits everyone involved. The son of a union carpenter and first in his family to attend college, Dennis knows he has been blessed in life and wants to give back in kind. Each phase of his life, public and private, has focused on promoting the public good. This work is never-ending and Dennis is seeking a third term to continue the progress he initiated.