Somerville Historic Preservation Commission Seeks New Members

Open Positions: Seven 

Term: Three years

The City of Somerville seeks seven members for the Historic Preservation Commission, and all Somerville residents are invited to apply. Boards and commissions offer an opportunity for residents with a range of experience, skills, and perspectives to share their talents and insights with their community. Six of the current openings are for candidates with specific expertise: one architectural historian, one contractor, one architect, one historian, and two Local Historic District residents or architects. 

The Historic Preservation Commission is charged with protecting and enhancing historic resources in Somerville. The Commission reviews alterations or repairs to properties in a Local Historic District, administers the City’s Demolition Review Ordinance, offers pro bono professional advice about historic preservation and restoration, and sponsors events and activities.

The Commission typically meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:45 p.m. These are volunteer positions. Applications will be reviewed by the Mayor’s Appointments Advisory Committee. New members must be approved by the City Council. 

Applications are due Friday, May 20. Interested residents should send a resume and statement of interest to historic@somervillema.gov or to Historic Preservation, Attn: Deana Brown, Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143. Please contact historic@somervillema.gov or (617) 625-6600 ext. 2500 with questions.

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 apomeroy@somervillema.gov.