The City of Somerville seeks one new member for the Planning Board, and all Somerville residents are invited to apply.
A background in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban planning, and/or land-use law is beneficial but not required. Applicants should be interested in job creation, affordable housing development, and open space and multimodal transportation strategies.
The Planning Board reviews long-term and large-scale planning throughout the city. It approves and implements the SomerVision Comprehensive Plan, and it grants special permits for development projects in key transformational areas. The Planning Board also provides recommendations to the City Council on amendments to the Somerville Zoning Ordinance.
The Board typically meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. Full members earn a monthly stipend of $495.33. Applications will be reviewed by the Mayor’s Appointments Advisory Committee. New members must be approved by the City Council. All Trustees must comply with and sign the City of Somerville’s Code of Conduct for Board, Commission, and Committee Members.
Applications are due Tuesday, October 31. Interested residents should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Planning, Preservation, & Zoning Division, Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143. Please contact email@example.com or (617) 625-6600 ext. 2500 with questions.