SomerVision 2040 Committee Application
Please fill out the information below to express your interest in participating in the SomerVision 2040 Committee (SVC).

In the SomerVision 2030 process there was a 60-person steering committee. We have invited organizations back but realize that even our best attempts might still miss community organizations/constituencies/community groups that want to participate. Deadline for application submittal is January 25, 2018. If you have any questions, please email planning@somervillema.gov

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Role of the SomerVision Committee
The SVC will likely be the most active participants in the SomerVision 2040 process. They will liaise with their respective organizations, help be ambassadors to get more people involved, and help staff prioritize our 5-year implementation steps. Participation throughout the process is vital. We hope that people interested in the SVC can come to the January 15th public launch meeting from 6-8 at the Armory. However, the meeting will be recorded if that's not possible.

We expect SVC members to participate in the following:

Can you attend the SVC Meet & Greet the first week of February (likely February 7th)
Can you host a SomerSupper (a casual gathering over food with SomerVision 2040 discussion questions in February or early March but hosted at your leisure)
Attend the SomerVision conference (likely April 5th & 6th)
Attend the SVC follow up meeting (likely a weekday evening date TBD)
Tell us why you're interested in being a SomerVision 2040 Committee member.
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SomerVision 2040 Committee Makeup
We are looking for members that represent larger groups of people and can help broaden our community process and outreach. We have already invited the following organizations, community groups, etc. to participate (in no particular order). From City Boards and Commissions: the School Committee, the Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Board, Somerville Redevelopment Authority, Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Bike Committee, Vision Zero Committee, Commission on Energy Use & Climate Change, Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Community Preservation Committee, SomerPromise, Commission for Women, Sanctuary City Steering Committee, Conservation Commission, Condo Review Board, and the Fair Housing Commission. In addition, each Alderman and the Mayor for constituent representatives.

From community organizations: Somerville Chamber of Commerce, East Somerville Main Streets, Union Square Main Streets, The Welcome Project, Teen Empowerment, Somerville Community Corporation, Somerville Homeless Coalition, Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership, YIMBY, Green & Open Somerville, Union Square Neighborhood Council, Cambridge Somerville Legal Services, Clarendon Residents United, Mystic Tenants Association, and the Scalabrini Center.

We're also invited the following community institutions and named city partners: Partners Healthcare, Tufts University, Greentown Labs, Cambridge Health Alliance, Federal Realty Investment Trust, US2, Blue Bikes/Motivate, the MBTA, the Metropolitan Area Council, and the Somerville Housing Authority.

Please answer the questions below about your community involvement.

Are you a member of any of the organizations above? If yes, please tell us which ones and in what capacity.
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Are you are member of any community groups or organizations that you'd be disseminating information to?
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Were you involved with the SomerVision 2030 planning process that went from 2009-2012?
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