The City of Somerville Urban Forestry Committee (UFC) is now accepting applications for three new members. One vacancy is for a youth member (14 to 17 years old), and the others are open to all applicants.
The UFC advises the City on the management and maintenance of all trees and shrubs on public grounds and public ways. Members may also review issues related to the health, maintenance, and protection of trees and shrubs on public grounds and public ways, update the tree inventory, support public education and outreach on urban forestry, and provide comments during permitting review.
The UFC typically meets virtually on the third Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Members serve three-year terms in a volunteer capacity. All members are appointed by the Mayor and 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 Friday, November 10, 2023. Interested candidates should submit a resume and statement of interest by email to Dr. Vanessa Boukili at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Vanessa Boukili, City of Somerville, OSPCD, 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA. 02145. Youth applicants may submit a statement of interest only. Please contact Vanessa at the email above or 617-625-6600 ext. 2516 or with questions.