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Somerville Urban Forestry Committee Seeks Three Members

The City of Somerville Urban Forestry Committee (UFC) is now accepting applications for three new members. One vacancy is for a youth member (14 to 17 years old), one is for a member with urban forestry expertise, and one is open to all applicants. 

The UFC advises the City on the management and maintenance of all trees and shrubs on public grounds and public ways. Members may also review issues related to the health, maintenance, and protection of trees and shrubs on public grounds and public ways, update the tree inventory, support public education and outreach on urban forestry, and provide comments during permitting review. 

The UFC typically meets virtually on the third Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Members serve three-year terms in a volunteer capacity. All members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. 

Applications are due Friday, October 28. Interested candidates should submit a resume and statement of interest by email to Dr. Vanessa Boukili at or by mail to Vanessa Boukili, City of Somerville, OSPCD, 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA. 02145. Youth applicants may submit a statement of interest only. Please contact Vanessa at the email above or 617-625-6600 ext. 2516 or with questions. 


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.

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Adrienne Pomeroy, at 617-625-6600 x2059 or

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