Public Feedback Sought on Community Preservation Applicants (Submit by November 12)

Seven residents have applied to fill the "general public" seat, which carries a three-year term.

The Somerville Community Preservation Committee (CPC) is seeking public feedback on current applications for the Committee’s open seat, for which seven Somerville residents recently applied. Per city ordinance, the Committee must solicit feedback from the community prior to appointing any person to an open seat.

The CPC is made up of Somerville residents who set the priorities for approximately $2 million in Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds each year and recommend which projects should be funded to the City Council. A general public seat is opening on January 1, 2020 and Somerville residents are invited to share feedback on the applicants' qualifications, which can be found at Please email feedback to the CPA Manager Judith Tumusiime at [email protected] by Tuesday, November 12 at 4:30 p.m.

The successful candidate will have a three-year term running from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2022, and will have the option to renew for a second three-year term. State law designates that committee members shall be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City of Council. To engage the community in selecting the most qualified applicant Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone has formed a review committee of community members and residents with expertise in related areas to review applicants, conduct interviews, and consider public feedback on candidates. The review committee considers both professional and lived experience and seeks to nominate a candidate that has experience in the construction and real estate industry and contributes to the diversity of background and perspectives of the CPC. From the group of applicants, the review committee will nominate a candidate for appointment for the Mayor to review, and the Mayor will submit the finalist candidate to the City Council for approval.

All community members are invited to provide feedback on candidates by Tuesday, November 12 at 4:30 p.m. To find out more about the applicants, please visit

For more information on the CPA, sign up for the CPA Email Newsletter by visiting the City’s website at and clicking “Sign Up Now for CPA News.”



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