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.
More About ResiStat
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.
The weekly ResiStat 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
Mayor in My Back Yard (MIMBY)
Meetings & Presentations
Fall 2018 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.
- Ward 1 (East Somerville, Assembly Sq.): Tues., Oct. 9, East Somerville Community School Auditorium, 50 Cross St.
- Ward 5 (Magoun Sq., NE Ball Sq., Cedar & Lowell St. areas, NW Porter Sq.): Mon., Oct. 22, The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave. (New Location)
- Ward 2 (S. Union Sq., Perry and Lincoln Park neighborhoods, Beacon St. area): Tues., Oct. 30, Argenziano School, 290 Washington St.
- Ward 6 (greater Davis Sq. neighborhood): Thurs., Nov. 1, Spaces, 54 Chester St. (New Location)
- Ward 3 (N. Union Sq., Prospect Hill, Spring Hill, Central Hill): Wed., Nov. 7, Somerville High School cafeteria, 81 Highland Ave.
- Ward 4 (Winter Hill, Ten Hills): Tues., Nov. 13, Healey School, 5 Meacham St.
- Ward 7 (West Somerville, Teele Sq.): Thurs., Nov. 15, TAB Building, 167 Holland St.
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Board of Aldermen invite residents to the Fall 2018 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. (We serve pizza and kid-friendly, healthy snacks to make it more fun to come and chat.)
Seven neighborhood meetings, one in each ward, will be held in the coming weeks. Mayor Curtatone, ward and at-large aldermen, members of the Somerville Police Department, and City staff will discuss issues important to residents. Residents will also have time to ask about other issues important to them. With several large construction projects coming up or already in the works, this fall’s ResiStat meetings will heavily focus on construction.
Interpretation into Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole will be provided at every meeting.
For more information about ResiStat, or with any questions, contact ResiStat Coordinator, Meghann Ackerman, at [email protected] or 617-625-6600 ext. 2120.
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 [email protected] or 617-625-6600 ext. 2323.
Spring 2018 ResiStat Meetings
- Ward 6: Tuesday, May 8, TAB Building Senior Center Room, 167 Holland St.
- Ward 5: Monday, May 14, Kennedy School, 5 Cherry St.
- Ward 7: Monday, May 14, West Somerville Neighborhood School, 177 Powder House Blvd.
- Ward 2: Tuesday, May 22, Argenziano School, 290 Washington St.
- Ward 1: Wednesday, May 30, East Somerville Community School Auditorium, 50 Cross St.
- Ward 4: Thursday, May 31, Healey School, 5 Meacham St.
- Ward 3: Tuesday, June 5, Somerville High School Cafeteria, 81 Highland Ave. (enter through the Field House doors)
Mayor in My Back Yard (MIMBY)
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.