Somerville Conservation Commission Seeks One Member

The City of Somerville is seeking applicants for one open position on the Somerville Conservation Commission.

The Conservation Commission is devoted to preserving and protecting Somerville’s natural environment with an emphasis on wetlands, open space, and community gardens. Members are charged with protecting the city’s wetlands and rivers via their authority to administer and enforce the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and Rivers Protection Act. In addition, the Commission acts as a sounding board for open space planning and open space initiatives, and it oversees the community gardens program, which offers gardening plots to residents.

The Commission meets monthly, typically on the fourth Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and conducts occasional site visits during the week. Its seven volunteer members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council for three-year terms.

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Experience in civil engineering with expertise in erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, and/or environmental permitting is strongly preferred. Applicants with experience in Wetlands Protection Act and regulation implementation, wetlands biology, hydrology, geology, and/or resource management may also be considered. Applicants with other relevant or transferable experience are also encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and any relevant supplemental material to Conservation Agent Malik Drayton at by Friday, November 19.

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 the City’s Director of Human Services, Nancy Bacci, at 617-625-6600 x2250 or

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