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Join the Somerville Commission for Women

Applications for Two New Members Due by Monday, September 30, 2024

The Somerville Commission for Women (SCW) is actively seeking two new volunteer members to join their ranks, and we welcome applications from all Somerville residents. This is a chance for community members with diverse experiences, skills, and perspectives to contribute their passion for women’s rights to our vibrant community.

What is the Somerville Commission for Women?
The SCW works with the City’s Office of Racial and Social Justice to address women’s issues in Somerville by providing information, referrals, and guidance to public agencies and organizations working to eliminate prejudice and discrimination against women because of their status as women or minority women.

Who Can Join?
The open position is available to any Somerville resident who identifies as a woman and is 18 or older.

What is the Time Commitment? 
The members of the SCW must be able to commit to at least five hours of service per month. The commission typically meets every third Tuesday of month from 6:30-8 p.m. The currently open seats are for the following terms:

Seat one: 

  • has an expiration date of December 31, 2026, with the option for reappointment for a full two-year term.  

Seat two 

  • has an expiration date of December 31, 2027,
  • with the option for reappointment for a full three-year term.


How Do I Apply?
Applications are due by the end of the day on Monday, September 30, 2024.

What should I include in the application?
A brief statement of interest:
Please briefly explain why you would like to join the committee and how you feel you can support its work.

You may apply by email, U.S. Mail, or drop off your application: 
Email: to Latoya Saulters,
Mail: to Latoya Saulters, Commissions Coordinator, City of Somerville, 93 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143.

Applicants are confirmed by the City Council. If you have any questions or, feel free to contact Latoya via email or by calling 857-274-2719.

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. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Persons 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, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or

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