After several years of inactivity during the pandemic, the City of Somerville is reestablishing its Veterans Commission. The City seeks five motivated members to relaunch the Commission, and all Somerville residents are welcome to apply.
The Veterans Commission maintains the custody and care of all monuments, memorials, and dedications in Somerville to respectfully commemorate the services and sacrifices of the soldiers, marines, and airmen who have served our country in war, or persons who have served the Commonwealth in time of war. The Commission will also develop policies and procedures for the construction and review of memorials, monuments, and hero square dedications.
The Commission will consist of five members appointed by the Mayor. Three members must be Veterans, and two can be any qualified community member. Meetings are expected to begin in Spring 2023. The Commission will meet monthly for approximately two hours, with additional time expected at Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Members will serve one-, two-, or three-year terms with potential reappointment for a three-year term. These are volunteer positions.
Applications are due Wednesday, March 22. To apply, please submit a statement of interest explaining why you would like to serve and any relevant background experience, along with an optional professional resume, to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Attn: Veterans Commission Member Application, Somerville Department of Veterans Services, 50 Evergreen Ave., Somerville, MA 02145. Please contact the Department of Veterans Services at 617-625-6600 ext. 4700 or email@example.com 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 in advance at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.