Somerville Seeks Residents to Serve on Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change
The City of Somerville is seeking applications from Somerville residents to serve on the Mayor’s Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change (CEUCC). The CEUCC provides the City and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Environment with technical and policy advice on the topics of climate change and energy.
In the past, the Commission has advised the City on a number of topics, including energy performance of city buildings, the Residential Energy Efficiency Program, community choice aggregation of electricity, and residential solar. More recently, the CEUCC played an advisory role on Somerville’s first climate action plan, Somerville Climate Forward. CEUCC members expect to take an active role in the plan’s implementation by providing technical insight and representing the plan in the community.
The CEUCC typically meets monthly at on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. in Somerville City Hall, located at 93 Highland Ave. 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. There are currently two vacancies.
The City seeks Somerville residents with a background in energy, climate change, and community outreach to apply by submitting a resume and a letter of interest that specifies the applicant’s relevant background and purpose for serving on the CEUCC. While the CEUCC principally provides technical and policy advice to the City, members of the community with an interest in sustainability and experience in community engagement are encouraged to apply. Applicants are encouraged to attend one or more CEUCC meetings prior to submitting a letter of interest. The next meeting is scheduled for June 12, 2016. Please submit a letter of interest and resume by Friday, June 21, 2019 by email to Oliver Sellers-Garcia, Director of Sustainability & Environment, at [email protected].
The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or[email protected].