Mayor Curtatone is seeking Somerville residents with a background in state/federal climate and environmental policy or community outreach 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 related program design and outreach. The CEUCC is composed of seven Somerville residents and one City staff person who serves as an ex-officio member. Appointments are for a period of three years.
In the past, the Commission has advised the City on several topics, including energy performance of city buildings, 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 on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. Since April 2020, public meetings have been virtual, but they will eventually return to being held in person.
To apply, candidates should submit a resume and a letter of interest that specifies their relevant background and purpose for serving on the CEUCC. Applicants are encouraged to attend one or more CEUCC meetings prior to submitting a letter of interest. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7. Please submit a letter of interest by Friday, October 30, by email to Oliver Sellers-Garcia, Director of Sustainability & Environment, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings should contact Nency Salamoun at 617-625-6600 x2323 or NSalamoun@somervillema.gov.