About the Board of Aldermen

The Board of Aldermen is the City’s legislative branch. Members are elected every two years on the odd-numbered years. Four members serve at large, and seven members represent individual wards. The Board passes ordinances on a broad range of issues, from setting zoning laws to creating boards and commissions. It also has the power to approve or disapprove the Mayor's budget appropriations.

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The City of Somerville's Board of Aldermen
 
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Alderman

Position

Katjana Ballantyne President and Ward 7 Alderman
Matthew McLaughlin Vice President and Ward 1 Alderman
Stephanie Hirsch At-Large
Wilfred N. Mbah At-Large
Mary Jo Rossetti At-Large
William A. White Jr. At-Large
Matthew McLaughlin Ward 1
Jefferson Thomas (“J.T.”) Scott Ward 2
Ben Ewen-Campen Ward 3
Jesse Clingan Ward 4
Mark Niedergang Ward 5
Lance Davis Ward 6
Katjana Ballantyne Ward 7

 

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Standing Committees Special Committees Commissions

 


Standing Committees

Confirmation of Appointments J.T. Scott, Stephanie Hirsch, Wilfred Mbah, Lance Davis, Ben Ewen-Campen
Finance William White, Mary Jo Rossetti, Ben Ewen-Campen, Matthew McLaughlin, Katjana Ballantyne
Housing and Community Development
Ben Ewen-Campen, Jesse Clingan, Katjana Ballantyne
 
Land Use Lance Davis, William White, Stephanie Hirsch
Legislative Matters Mark Niedergang, Lance Davis, Mary Jo Rossetti, Matthew McLaughlin, Katjana Ballantyne
Licenses and Permits Mary Jo Rossetti, Wilfred Mbah, J.T. Scott
Open Space, Environment, and Energy Wilfred Mbah, J.T. Scott, Jesse Clingan, Mark Niedergang, Katjana Ballantyne
Public Health and Public Safety Jesse Clingan, Stephanie Hirsch, Matthew McLaughlin
Public Utilities and Public Works William White, J.T. Scott, Lance Davis
Senior Services William White, Mark Niedergang, Mary Jo Rossetti
Traffic and Parking Mark Niedergang, Ben Ewen-Campen, Wilfred Mbah
Veterans and Public Services Matthew McLaughlin, Stephanie Hirsch, Jesse Clingan
Youth Services Stephanie Hirsch, Jesse Clingan, Katjana Ballantyne

Special Committees

Flood Forum J.T. Scott, Mark Niedergang, Wilfred Mbah
Rodent Issues Matthew McLaughlin, Ben Ewen-Campen, Stephanie Hirsch
Rules William White, Lance Davis, Mary Jo Rossetti

Commissions and Committees

Affordable Housing Trust Ben Ewen-Campen
Bicycle Advisory Committee Jesse Clingan
Clean and Open Elections Task Force J.T. Scott
High School Building Committee Mary Jo Rossetti
Minimum Mixed Use Ratio Working Group William White, Katjana Ballantyne
Multicultural Affairs Commission Wilfred Mbah, Matthew McLaughlin
Municipal Building Master Plan Working Group Mark Niedergang
SomerPromise Advisory Board Stephanie Hirsch
Traffic Commission Mark Niedergang
Transfer Charge Task Force Stephanie Hirsch, Mark Niedergang

 

 

The City of Somerville is committed to preserving its history and the transparency of its government. It is in this spirit that we proudly offer an archive of Board of Alderman meeting minutes dating back to 1872.