Somerville Seeking Residents to Fill Traffic Commission and Traffic Board Vacancies

The City of Somerville is seeking two community members to fill vacant seats – one on the City’s Traffic Commission and the other on the City’s Traffic Board.

The Traffic Commission meets every third Thursday of the month to discuss and vote on a variety of traffic regulations such as parking restrictions, neighbor ways, traffic calming, and many more. In addition to the resident member, the commission is made up of designees from the Board of Aldermen, Somerville Police and Fire Departments, and City staff. Traffic Commission terms do not expire.

The Traffic Board only meets if a vote of the Traffic Commission is contested via petition. Traffic Board members will be appointed for a three-year term.


Applicants should have a working knowledge of the City of Somerville and an interest in traffic and parking matters. Additionally, candidates will need to have access to a computer and internet for email correspondence.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to the Department of Traffic and Parking by Thursday, February 9, at 5 p.m., by emailing Suzanne Rinfret ([email protected]). Applicants may also contact Suzanne with any questions.


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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