Somerville Seeking Community Members to Fill a Range of Board, Commission Vacancies

Somerville Board of Health. Licensing Commission, Traffic Commission, Traffic Board, and Conservation Commission seeking community applicants to fill vacancies for various terms.

 

 

SOMERVILLE – Are you looking to get more involved in the City of Somerville? Consider this your chance!

 

The City of Somerville is seeking Somerville residents to fill vacancies on a number of existing boards and commissions. Term limits and duties vary. Brief descriptions are included below, and full information on the vacancies, as well as information about each board and commission can be found at www.somervillema.gov/boardvacancies.

 

· Traffic Commission: Seeking one applicant with a working knowledge of the City of Somerville, and an interest in traffic and parking matters. Term limits do not expire. The Commission meets monthly. This is a volunteer position.

· Traffic Board: Seeking one applicant for a three-year term. The Board only meets if a vote of the Traffic Commission is contested via petition. This is a volunteer position.

· Board of Health: Seeking one applicant for a two-year term. This Board is a regulator, advisory, and oversight board on matters of public health including sanitary codes, food quality, housing safety, and other issues. Applicants are not required to be licensed physicians. The Board meets monthly. This is a volunteer position.

· Conservation Commission: Seeking one applicant for three-year term. The Commission is responsible for the protection of the City’s wetlands, oversees the community garden program, and plays a role in open space planning initiatives. The Commission meets monthly. This is a volunteer position.

· Licensing Commission: Seeking one applicant for a three-year term on a three-member Commission. The Commission issues and regulates licenses for alcohol, restaurants, innholders, and other areas. The Commission meets monthly, and Commissioners receive an annual stipend.

 

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

ballen@somervillema.gov 

(617) 625-6600, Ext. 2323 (Voice)  

 

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