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Somerville Urban Design Commission Seeks One Member

Open Positions: One alternate

Term: Four years

The City of Somerville Urban Design Commission (UDC) seeks one new alternate member, and all Somerville residents are invited to apply. A background or interest in urban design, community planning, landscape design, or architecture is beneficial but not required.

The Urban Design Commission provides advice and recommendations on the design of development projects that affect the quality of Somerville’s public realm. The UDC has full members and alternate members. Alternate members participate in all discussion on items before the Commission and vote in the place of full members when full members are absent from a meeting. This is a volunteer position. 

The UDC typically meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Applications will be reviewed by the Mayor’s Appointments Advisory Committee. New members must be approved by the City Council.

Applications are due Friday, June 10. Interested residents should send a résumé and cover letter to or to the Planning, Preservation, & Zoning Division, Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143. Please contact 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 ext. 2059 or

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