Job Creation and Retention Trust Annual Meeting, October 13

Members of the public are invited to join the annual meeting of the Job Creation and Retention Trust on Tuesday, October 13, at 6 p.m. This virtual public forum will be an opportunity to meet the Board of Trustees, hear an update on the board’s first round of investments, and share your input on next year’s investment priorities.

The Job Creation and Retention Trust Fund was created in 2018 to use the linkage fees collected from commercial development to provide and enhance employment opportunities for Somerville residents. The Fund has distributed $968,162 this past year, including a $100,000 emergency fund to support low-income workers disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To register for the annual meeting and attend online, visit For more information on the Job Creation and Retention Trust, please visit contact Ben Sommer at [email protected].


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].