Somerville Board of Health Seeking Somerville Resident for 2-Year Term

The City of Somerville’s Board of Health is currently seeking a Somerville resident to fill a vacancy on the three member board, which acts as an advisory and regulatory body to provide oversight to promote public health in Somerville. The Board maintains the City's public health standards and protects its environmental resources through community education and outreach on matters including but not limited to the Massachusetts and Federal sanitary codes and the environmental code as they pertain to food quality, housing safety, and nicotine delivery regulations. The Board also establishes policies and programs and provides guidance on implementation to the Department of Health & Human Services.

The Board provides for appeal and variances as allowed under state law. The Board holds hearings, takes evidence, and issues findings relative to matters within its jurisdiction, but has no administrative or executive functions. The Board of Health meets on the third Thursday of each month.


Applicants are not required to be Licensed Medical Physicians, but must be a Somerville resident.

How to Apply

Letters of interest and resumes should be submitted to the Director of Health and Human Services, Doug Kress, by no later than 5 p.m. on Wed., February 15, 2017, to [email protected], or to the attention of Doug Kress, City of Somerville Annex, 50 Evergreen Ave., Somerville, MA 02143.


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.

If you need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access this program, please contact the ADA Coordinator no later than seven (7) business days before the scheduled event at the address noted below:

Betsy M. Allen
167 Holland Street, Room 207
[email protected]
(617) 625-6600, Ext. 2323 (Voice)
(617) 808-4851 (TTY)

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