About the ResiStat Program

The ResiStat program is Somerville's effort to bring data-driven discussions and decision-making to residents. It strives to promote civic engagement with online tools – including a weekly email newsletter – and regular community meetings.

The goal of ResiStat is to connect residents from all backgrounds to City Hall, providing valuable information to residents and using their feedback to improve city services.

ResiStat community meetings take place twice a year in each of Somerville’s seven wards. They usually occur in spring and fall. At these meetings, residents meet the mayor, their local aldermen and key City officials, such as police district commanders. Residents learn about important data underpinning decision-making in Somerville. This often includes budget projections, crime statistics, economic development figures and other relevant information. Each meeting begins with informal meet-and-greets and refreshments. You can find out which ward and precinct you live in with the MySomerville address lookup tool.

ResiStat's weekly City email newsletter informs residents about important City news, events, and information. We encourage residents to sign up for the newsletter below.

We also encourage residents to visit the Somerville Data Farm online portal, where you can find daily updates about things like 311 calls and police incidents. The Data Farm also includes a number of raw datasets. We invite residents to dive into this data and share any insights with City Hall.

  • Meetings & Presentations

  • City Newsletter

  • Mayor in My Back Yard (MIMBY)

Fall 2019 ResiStat Meeting Schedule

Meetings run from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with refreshments at 6 p.m. Not sure which ward you live in? Find out with the MySomerville address lookup tool.

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the City Council invite residents to the Fall 2019 ResiStat Community Meetings, a twice-yearly effort to share the latest City news, data, and neighborhood updates directly with residents and gather their feedback. 

ResiStat is both a great way to learn more about what’s happening in your neighborhood and around Somerville and a chance to talk with elected officials, City staff, and neighbors. A social half hour before the meeting and time after the meeting provide an easy opportunity for one-on-one chats. Pizza and kid-friendly, healthy snacks will be served too.

Seven neighborhood meetings, one in each ward, will be held in the month of October. Mayor Curtatone, ward and at-large City Councilors, members of the Somerville Police and Somerville Fire Department, and City staff will discuss issues that are important to residents. Residents will also have time to ask about other issues that are important to them.

Interpretation into Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole will be provided upon request.

For more information about ResiStat, please contact ResiStat Coordinator, Sarah Bernt, at [email protected] or 617-625-6600 ext. 2620.


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 of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or [email protected] .


Mayor Joe Curtatone would like to visit your house, apartment, backyard, deck, or patio if you’ll have him. Whether you have a policy question, thoughts on an issue facing Somerville, or just want to chat he'd love to hear from you. As innovative and creative as Somerville is, we haven't figured out cloning yet so there are currently three MIMBY dates available, but we do hope to have more available in the future. If you're interested in hosting, please share your information at the link below.