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Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals Seeks Two Members

Open Positions: One full and one alternate

Term: Five years for full members, two years for alternate members

The City of Somerville seeks two new members for the Zoning Board of Appeals, and all Somerville residents are invited to apply. A background in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban planning, and/or land use law is beneficial but not required.

The Zoning Board of Appeals reviews all variances and appeals under the Somerville Zoning Ordinance. The Board has full members and alternate members. Alternate members participate in all discussion on items before the Board and vote in the place of full members when full members are absent from a meeting.

The Board typically meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Full members earn a monthly stipend of $495.33, and alternate members earn a monthly stipend of $247.67. 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 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 x 2059 or

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