Boards and commissions strengthen our government, and make it more responsive to Somerville's residents and businesses. Local government is complex, which is why our boards and commissions are so important.
Boards and commissions are created by governments to represent the interests, needs, and preferences of the community. Residents and business owners are appointed to serve on them.
Each commission has its own mission, purpose, and function.
Serving on a board or commission
Participating in government is not only a rewarding personal experience, but also key to a healthy democracy. If you are interested in serving on a board or commissions, you can apply to serve.
Most board and commission meetings are open to the public.