Multiple Boards and Commissions currently seeking to fill various positions. Residents of all backgrounds and abilities encouraged to apply

The City of Medford is currently accepting applications from Medford residents to serve on one of many City Boards & Commissions.

Residents who are interested in serving on any of the boards and commissions below should complete the Board and Commission Interest Form available at Completed forms should be submitted via email to, or mailed to the Office of the Mayor at 85 George P. Hassett Drive, Room 202, Medford, MA 02155.

Residents of all backgrounds and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Medford city services are available to all residents, regardless of economic situation, race, gender, ability, benefit eligibility, or religious affiliation.

In addition to the boards and commissions below, residents are always encouraged to submit letters of interest for any board of commission listed on our website. Should vacancies become available on any city board or commission in the future, we will contact you for opportunities within your area of interest.

Massachusetts Port Authority Community Advisory Committee
1 available position

The Massport CAC is a State agency comprised of thirty-five communities surrounding Greater Boston and including the City of Worcester. Its mission is to be the voice of communities impacted by Massport operations.

The commission meets quarterly.

Historic District Commission
2 available positions
The Historic District Commission is the official City body charged with administration of the City’s designated Historic Districts. The Commission’s role is to ensure that any visible changes to properties within the Historic Districts enhances, rather than detracts from, the area’s historic character. The Commission can issue certificates of appropriateness, certificates of non-applicability, and certificates of hardship with respect to construction or alteration of buildings and structures within the historic districts. The goal of the Commission is to sustain and improve the significance of Medford’s place in American history and to increase the cultural and monetary wealth of Medford residents.

Commission is seeking anyone with architectural or law experience, but anyone interested in preserving historic Medford is welcome!

Registrar of Voters
1 available position

The Registrar of Voters are a four-person board tasked with overseeing and administering the City’s election operations.

Human Rights Commission
4 available positions

The mission of the Human Rights Commission is to protect the civil rights of Medford residents, reinforce a positive community atmosphere, work with community groups and agencies to educate, promote understanding to eliminate prejudice and intolerance, and to mediate within the community whenever needed.

The Commission normally meets the second Wednesday of the month (EXCEPT July & August) at 5:30PM in Room 201 of Medford City Hall.

Community Development Board
1 available position
$1,100 Stipend

The Community Development Board serves as the City of Medford’s Planning Board. Responsibilities include administration of the Subdivision Control Law, conducting site plan review for major projects, reviewing and recommending changes to the Zoning Ordinance, adoption of a comprehensive master plan for the community, and general planning to guide growth and development in a coordinated and comprehensive manner.
The Board normally meets monthly as required and members receive a $1,100 stipend annually.

Housing Authority Board
1 available position

The Medford Housing Authority is a leader in the development, management and administration of subsidized affordable housing for low-income elderly, family and disabled households. Admission to the five-member board requires City Council approval.

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