Somerville Seeking Resident to Serve on City’s Conservation Commission

The City of Somerville is currently seeking applicants for one open position on the Somerville Conservation Commission. The Commission is devoted to preserving and protecting Somerville's natural environment with an emphasis on several specific areas: wetlands, open space, and community gardens. Members are responsible for the protection of the City’s wetlands via their authority to administer and enforce the Wetland Protection Act and River Protection Acts. The Commission plays an important role as a sounding board for open space planning and open space initiatives. The city’s community garden’s program, which offers gardening plots to residents, is also overseen by the Commission.

The Commission meets monthly, typically the fourth Tuesday, and conducts occasional site visits. Its seven volunteer members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Aldermen for three-year terms.

To find out more about serving as a conservation commissioner see the following web sites:


Experience in any of the following areas is highly desired: wetlands protection act and regulation implementation, wetlands biology, civil engineering, hydrology, geology, and resource management. Applicants with other relevant or transferable experience are also encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Residents interested in volunteering to serve on the Commission are invited to send a letter or an e-mail of interest along with their resume to the Commission’s Conservation Agent, Vanessa Boukili ([email protected] or 93 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143). All applications must be received by Monday, February 14, by the close of business. For more information, please contact Ms. Boukili at the email address above.


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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