Somerville Commission for Persons with Disabilities Seeks Three Members

Open Positions: Three
Term: Three years
The Somerville Commission for Persons with Disabilities (SCPD) seeks three new members, and Somerville residents and employees of the City of Somerville are encouraged to apply. Two of the openings must be filled by people who identify as having a disability and one is open to any Somerville resident or City of Somerville employee.

Boards and commissions offer an opportunity for residents with a range of experience, skills, expertise, and perspectives to share their talents and insights with their community.

The SCPD coordinates and carries out programs to meet the needs of people with disabilities. Additionally, commissioners provide information, review policies, and make recommendations on issues affecting people with disabilities.

Commissioners must be current residents or employees of Somerville and able to commit to at least five hours of service per month. The SCPD meets every second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Applicants are confirmed by the City Council. This is a volunteer position.

Applications are due Friday, April 15. Interested candidates should submit a statement of interest to ada@somervillema.gov or by mail to Adrienne Pomeroy, ADA Coordinator, City of Somerville, 93 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143. Please contact Adrienne Pomeroy, the City’s ADA Coordinator, at 617-625-6600 x2259 or at apomeroy@somervillema.gov with questions.

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.

Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or ADA@somervillema.gov.

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