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Medford Seeks to Fill Vacancies on Various Boards and Commissions

Medford Seeks to Fill Vacancies on Various Boards and Commissions

The City of Medford is currently accepting applications from Medford residents to serve on one of its many City Boards & Commissions. 

Residents who are interested in serving on any of the boards and commissions below should complete the Board and Commission Interest Form available at medfordma.org/boards-commissions. If you are in need of a physical form, please visit the Mayor’s Office at Medford City Hall, 85 George P. Hassett Drive, Room 202, Medford, MA 02155. 

Residents of all backgrounds and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Medford city services are available to all residents, regardless of economic situation, race, gender, ability, benefit eligibility, or religious affiliation.

In addition to the boards and commissions below, residents are always encouraged to submit letters of interest for any board of commission listed on our website. Should vacancies become available on any city board or commission in the future, we will contact you for opportunities within your area of interest. 

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Board of Assessors 

1 Position Available 

The 3-member Board of Assessors, appointed by the Mayor, ensures the accuracy of the assessing database used for ad valorem taxation, annually determines the “new growth” increase in the levy limit, calculates the tax rate each year, and acts upon abatement applications as well as property tax exemption applications for the elderly, low income, disabled veterans, the blind, and applications for exemption from the Community Preservation Act Surcharge. 

 

Cemetery Trustees 

1 Position Available 

The Cemetery Board of Trustees work closely with the Superintendent of Oak Grove Cemetery to reach consensus on daily operations and procedures.   

They meet on the first Tuesday of each month. 

 

Commissioner of Trust Funds 

1 Position Available 

The Commissioner of Trust Funds is tasked with managing various trusts left to the City. The group decides on how to invest funds in the best interests of the City.  

 

Civic Auditorium and Convention Center Commission 

Multiple Positions Available 

The CACCC is responsible for maintaining the structural integrity of the Chevalier Theatre building and enhancing its value as the premier performance space in Medford. The commission works with a variety of stakeholders – the management company, city departments, the Friends of Chevalier, architectural and design firms in its efforts. With these stakeholders, the Commission has developed a capital plan to ensure its viability for years to come. 

 

Conservation Commission 

1 Position Available 

The Medford Conservation Commission is responsible for the administration of environmental laws and policies, open space protection and management, water management, and preservation of natural features of the environment. 

The Conservation Commission meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm. 

 

Commission for Persons with Disabilities 

Multiple Positions Available 

The mission of the Commission for Persons with Disabilities is to provide persons with disabilities equal opportunity and access to, as well as participation in, education, employment, and public and private services in the City of Medford through advocacy, awareness, and enforcement. 

 

Community Preservation Committee 

1 Position Available 

The Community Preservation Committee of Medford is responsible for evaluating the preservation needs of the City of Medford and making recommendations to the Mayor and Medford City Council to appropriate Community Preservation Act funds for projects that would best fulfill those needs. Through use of an open process, and actively engaging the community, we will endeavor to improve open space, recreation, affordable housing, and historic preservation through the allocation of funding provided by the citizens and businesses of the City of Medford. 

 

Council on Aging 

Multiple Positions Available 

The general mandate of the Medford Council on Aging is to be the primary advocate for Medford’s older adults. To that end, the Council evaluates, promotes, encourages and provides new and existing services that are intended to enhance the quality of the lives of elder residents. 

 

Cultural Council 

Multiple Positions Available 

Established in 1980, the Medford Arts Council serves to bring high-quality cultural programming to the community. We donate our time and expertise to help you experience creativity in Medford. Through our grant-making we increase public access to Medford’s many cultural assets and promote favorable conditions for our creative economy. On an annual cycle we offer grants to community members, artists, writers, performers, instructors, students, cultural organizations, and others seeking to engage the Medford public. We also help sponsor new public arts and humanities initiatives in Medford.   

 

Historic District Commission 

Multiple Positions Available 

The Medford Historic District Commission consists of members appointed by the Mayor and interested in historic preservation. The Commission membership is generally made up of residents of the individual Districts, real estate professionals, architects, preservationists, attorneys, and interested citizens. The Medford Historic District Commission is separate from, but works in tandem with, the Medford Historical Commission. 

 

Hormel Stadium Commission 

1 Position Available 

The Hormel Stadium Commission works to ensure the proper upkeep and operations of the athletic facility. The three-member board has two members appointed by the Mayor and one member appointed by the City Council. 

 

Housing Authority Board of Commissioners  

1 Position Available 

The Medford Housing Authority is a leader in the development, management and administration of subsidized affordable housing for low-income elderly, family and disabled households. Its mission is to develop and manage safe, good quality, affordable housing for low-income individuals and families in a manner that promotes citizenship, community and self-reliance. 

 

Human Rights Commission 

Multiple Positions Available 

The mission of the Human Rights Commission is to protect the civil rights of Medford residents, reinforce a positive community atmosphere, work with community groups and agencies to educate, promote understanding to eliminate prejudice and intolerance, and to mediate within the community whenever needed. 

The Commission normally meets the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm in Room 201 of Medford City Hall. 

 

Library Trustees 

1 Position Available 

The Library Board of Trustees is tasked with overseeing the operations and policies of the Medford Public Library. 

 

Massport Community Advisory Committee 

1 Position Available  

The City of Medford has been directly impacted by increased aircraft noise over City neighborhoods for the last several years. The Mayor appoints a representative to serve on the advisory board and is the City’s direct liaison to Massport and the FAA. 

 

Retirement Board 

1 Position Available 

The Medford Contributory Retirement System is governed by a five-member Board pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 32 and 840 CMR which are the rules promulgated by the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC).  The Board consists of 2 elected members, an ex-officio member, 1 member appointed by the Mayor, and the fifth member who is not a member of the system and is selected by the four. 

 

Water and Sewer Commission 

1 Position Available  

The Water and Sewer Commission works with internal departments, City Councilors and the public to serve the city of Medford.  The Commission plays an intricate role in establishing the yearly Water and Sewer Rates, enforcing the Water and Sewer Regulations and working with the public to find a solution to any water and sewer billing issues that they may encounter. 

 

Welcoming Committee 

Multiple Positions Available 

The Welcoming Committee is made up of a diverse group of residents and businesses to design resident and business resource guides, and work to support new residents and businesses to the City of Medford. 

 

Zoning Board of Appeals 

1 Position Available 

The Medford Zoning Board of Appeals is a statutory board created to hear appeals of denials of building permit and zoning enforcement requests to determine if a variance is allowed and appropriate under Massachusetts General Law c. 40A (The Massachusetts Zoning Act). The Board additionally serves as the Special Permit Granting Authority where required by local ordinance and regulation. The Zoning Appeals meets monthly or as required. 

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