Somerville Seeks Applicants for Commission on Energy, Climate Change



Mayor Curtatone is seeking applications from Somerville residents to serve on the Mayor’s Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change (CEUCC). The CEUCC advises the City and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Environment on climate change and energy policy issues and assists the City in program design and outreach related to these topics.


In the past, the Commission has advised the City on a number of topics, including energy performance of city buildings, the Residential Energy Efficiency Program, community choice aggregation of electricity, and residential solar. Commission members will advise the City on upcoming sustainability initiatives including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change impacts, innovative approaches to energy efficiency, and community outreach and education on climate change and energy. The CEUCC typically meets monthly at on the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM at the Tufts Administration Building located at 167 Holland Street.


The CEUCC is composed of seven Somerville residents and one member of the City staff who serves as an ex-officio member. Appointments are for a period of three years. The City seeks Somerville residents with a background in energy, climate change, and community outreach to apply by submitting a letter of interest that specifies the applicant’s relevant background and purpose for serving on the CEUCC. While the CEUCC principally provides technical advice to the City, members of the community with an interest in sustainability and experience in community engagement are encouraged to apply. Applicants are encouraged to attend one or more CEUCC meetings prior to submitting a letter of interest. The next meeting is scheduled for April 20, 2016. Please submit a letter of interest by April 30, 2016 by email to Oliver Sellers-Garcia, Director of Sustainability & Environment, at 

The City of Somerville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities free of charge, upon request.
If you need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access this program, please contact the ADA Coordinator no later than seven (7) business days before the scheduled event at the address noted below:
Betsy M. Allen          
167 Holland Street, Room 207 

(617) 625-6600, Ext. 2323 (Voice)  

(617) 808-4851 (TTY)

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