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Somerville Commission for Persons with Disabilities Seeks Additional Members

Somerville residents are invited to apply for four vacancies on the Somerville Commission for Persons with Disabilities. Three of the vacancies must be filled by people who identify as having a disability. 

The Somerville Commission for Persons with Disabilities is committed to ensuring equity and inclusion for Somerville residents, workers, and visitors. The Commission works closely with the City’s Department of Racial and Social Justice and ADA Coordinator to carry out its mission and ensure all are welcomed.

After completing a first term, Commissioners may be considered for reappointment for an additional three years. Candidates must be able to commit to a minimum of five hours of monthly service in addition to attending regular Commission meetings on the second Tuesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. These are volunteer positions. 

The appointment process includes an interview with members of the Commission, followed by recommendation from Mayor Ballantyne and appointment by the City Council. All Commissioners must comply with and sign the City of Somerville’s Code of Conduct for Board, Commission, and Committee Members.

Applications are due Friday, September 8. Applicants should submit a personal statement of interest describing why they would like to join the Commission by email to, or by mail to Adrienne Pomeroy, ADA Coordinator, City of Somerville, 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143. Please contact Adrienne at 617-625-6600 x2059 to apply by phone or with any questions about the Commission.

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.

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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