APPLY BY NOV. 13: Somerville Seeking Resident to Serve on City’s Conservation Commission

Open Positions: One position available
Term: 3 years
Availability: Immediate

 

The City of Somerville is currently seeking applicants for one open position on the Somerville Conservation Commission. The Conservation Commission is devoted to preserving and protecting Somerville's natural environment with an emphasis on wetlands, open space, and community gardens. Members are charged with administering and enforcing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and Rivers Protection Act to protect the city’s wetlands and rivers. In addition, the Commission plays an important role as a sounding board for open space planning and initiatives. The City’s community gardens program, which offers gardening plots to residents, is also overseen by the Commission.

The Commission meets monthly, typically on the fourth Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and conducts occasional site visits during weekdays. Its seven volunteer members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council for three-year terms. 

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

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in Wetlands Protection Act and regulation implementation, environmental permitting, stormwater engineering, wetlands biology, hydrology, geology, open space or community garden management, or resource management.

Enthusiastic applicants with other relevant experience are also encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applicants interested in volunteering to serve on the Commission are invited to submit a resume and cover letter by email to Conservation Agent Malik Drayton at  [email protected]. All applications must be received by Friday, November 13, by 12:30 p.m.

Applications will be reviewed by the Appointments Advisory Committee, and applicants will be notified if they are selected as finalists. Questions may be submitted to Mr. Drayton at [email protected].

 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, 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, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or [email protected].