The City of Somerville announced today that it is forming a community advisory committee to assist in the review and recommendation of capital improvement projects for upcoming fiscal years. The committee, which will comprise five community members, will work with City staff to review and provide feedback and recommendations, on behalf of the entire community, on project prioritization.
The City has historically released a multiyear Capital Investment Plan (CIP) annually that establishes specific timelines for needed capital improvement projects, ranging from annual street and sidewalk repairs to major building and open space improvements to critical infrastructure upgrades. Moving forward, the City will continue to establish specific timelines for critical projects, but will now also work annually with the CIP Advisory Committee to review and prioritize additional projects based on available resources and community needs. All capital projects are submitted to the Board of Aldermen for funding approval.
Qualifications and Requirements
The City is seeking five community members (residents, business leaders, community stakeholders) who have a strong knowledge of the City of Somerville and the interests of the general community, with preferred backgrounds in fields such as urban design, municipal government and/or government management, and capital finance, though all interested community members are encouraged to apply.
Advisory Committee members will be appointed for two- or three-year terms, and will be required to attend regular meetings over the course of several consecutive months each year to meet with City staff, and to discuss projects and create a set of recommendations.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to SomerStat, the Mayor’s Office of Innovation and Analytics, by Monday, January 9, at 5 p.m., by emailing Michael Mastrobuoni (MMastrobuoni@somervillema.gov).
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