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Somerville Community Preservation Committee Seeks New Member

Committee identifies funding priorities for approximately $3 million annually across affordable housing, historic preservation, and open space projects

Applications due October 28

The Somerville Community Preservation Committee (CPC) is seeking one new member, and Somerville residents interested in affordable housing, historic preservation, and parks and open space are encouraged to apply. The CPC oversees the selection of projects to be recommended for funding by an estimated $3 million in annual Community Preservation Act (CPA) revenues. Applications are due October 28.

Somerville voters overwhelmingly approved adoption of the CPA in November 2012. Since then, more than $30 million has been allocated for projects throughout the city that improve open space and outdoor recreation, affordable housing, and historic preservation. The CPC is tasked with evaluating Somerville’s needs in those three areas and making recommendations to the City Council on how CPA funding should be spent.

The CPC meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The successful candidate will serve a three-year term from January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2025. This is a volunteer position.

A committee of City experts and community members will review applications and conduct interviews. The review committee considers both professional and lived experience and seeks candidates who have interest in all three CPA areas and contribute to the diversity of the CPC. They will nominate candidates for the Mayor to review, and the Mayor will submit finalists to the City Council for approval.

Applications are due by Friday, October 28, at 12:30 p.m. Please note that applicants’ names and brief summaries of their qualifications will be posted on the City website for public review in November. To learn more and submit an application, go to somervillema.gov/cpa.

 


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