Application Deadline Extended - Somerville’s Charter Review Committee Seeks Community Members

Open Positions: Eight positions available Term: 12 months (anticipated) Availability: Immediate The City of Somerville is seeking community members to serve on a Charter Review Committee and the deadline to apply has been extended to January 19. The

Open Positions: Eight positions available
Term: 12 months (anticipated)
Availability: Immediate

The City of Somerville is seeking community members to serve on a Charter Review Committee and the deadline to apply has been extended to January 19. 

The Charter Review Committee will be responsible for reviewing the City’s current charter and making recommendations for amendments to the Mayor and the City Council in an effort to improve and modernize the City’s structure and governance. The Committee will also engage the community in robust discussions about potential charter amendments. Members should be analytical, open-minded, and forward-thinking as they engage in solution-oriented discussions about the future of City governance.

The Committee will consist of: the Mayor, the City Council President, and the Chair of the School Committee, or their designees; three community members appointed by the Mayor; three community members appointed by the City Council President; and two community members appointed by the Chair of the School Committee. 

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants should demonstrate an interest in municipal governance and the role it plays in the lives of community members. Work or volunteer experience with municipal government is a plus.

How to Apply

Applicants interested in volunteering to serve on the Charter Review Committee should send their resume and a statement of interest to [email protected] by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19.

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.

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), 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 Nency Salamoun in advance at 617-625-6600 x2323 or [email protected].