Residents Sought for Mayor’s Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change

Mayor Curtatone is seeking applications from Somerville residents to serve on the Mayor’s Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change (CEUCC). The CEUCC advises the City and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Environment on climate change and energy policy issues and assists the City in program design and outreach related to these topics. 

In the past, the Commission has advised the City on several topics, including energy performance of city buildings, community choice aggregation of electricity, and residential solar. Commission members will advise the City on upcoming sustainability initiatives including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change impacts, innovative approaches to energy efficiency, and community outreach and education on climate change and energy. The CEUCC typically meets monthly at on the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM. Since April 2020, public meetings have been virtual, but they will eventual return to being held in person. 

The CEUCC is composed of seven Somerville residents and one member of the City staff who serves as an ex-officio member. Appointments are for a period of three years. The current commissioners have diverse professional backgrounds in fields within the climate change and energy area. To complement the areas covered by the commissioners, the City seeks Somerville residents with a background in state/federal climate and environmental policy or community outreach. To apply, please submit a resume and a letter of interest that specifies the applicant’s relevant background and purpose for serving on the CEUCC. Applicants are encouraged to attend one or more CEUCC meetings prior to submitting a letter of interest. The next meeting is scheduled for August 12, 2020. Please submit a letter of interest by September 30, 2020 by email to Oliver Sellers-Garcia, Director of Sustainability & Environment, at [email protected].