Boards + Commissions seeking to fill vacancies – The City of Medford, MA

The City of Medford is currently accepting applications from Medford residents to serve on one of the city’s many boards and commissions.

Residents interested in serving on any of the boards and commissions below should complete the Boards and Commissions Interest Form available at Completed forms should be submitted by email to [email protected] or by mail to the Mayor’s Office at 85 George P. Hassett Drive, Room 202, Medford, MA 02155.

Residents of all backgrounds and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply. City of Medford services are available to all residents, regardless of economic status, 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 commission board listed on our website. If vacancies become available on a city council or commission in the future, we will contact you for opportunities in your area of ​​interest.


licensing board

The Licensing Commission is responsible for issuing various types of liquor licenses, including package store licenses, restaurant licenses, club licenses, day licenses, and entertainment licenses. Appointment to the license commission is subject to the approval of the city council.


College of Assessors
$5,000 stipend

The college of assessors composed of three members, appointed by the mayor, ensures the accuracy of the assessment database used for ad valorem taxation, determines each year the “new growth” of the increase of the withdrawal limit, calculates the tax rate each year and acts on the allowance. as well as applications for property tax exemptions for seniors, low-income persons, disabled veterans, the blind, and applications for exemption from the Community Preservation Act surtax.

Board of health
$900 stipend

The mission of the Medford Board of Health is to improve, preserve and protect the health of the citizens of the city of Medford. The Council will advocate for a safe environment, for the reduction of known health risks and for the application of known preventive health measures. The Council will carry out its mission through health care workers and personnel and in cooperation with other local, state and federal agencies and departments.

Cemetery Board of Directors
President, allowance of $1,100, Director, allowance of $900)

The mission of the Cemetery Division is to serve the citizens of Medford by meeting their needs with compassion and dignity. We will provide services in a fair and unbiased manner. We will record and provide accurate information about the location of the burial site and maintain the cemetery grounds in a pleasant manner by trained and professional staff.

Civic Auditorium and Convention Center Commission

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

Commissioner of Trust Funds

Community Garden Commission

The Community Garden Commission strives to improve the quality of urban life and build community bonds by creating and maintaining a gardening network that promotes the benefits of “green” and sustainable gardening practices.

Community Preservation Committee

The Medford Community Preservation Committee is responsible for assessing the preservation needs of the City of Medford and making recommendations to the Mayor and Medford City Council to allocate Community Preservation Act funds to projects that would meet the better for these needs. Using an open process and actively engaging the community, we will strive to improve open spaces, recreation, affordable housing, and historic preservation through the allocation of funding provided by citizens and businesses in the City of Medford.

Consumer Advisory Board

The Medford Consumer Advisory Board is part of a nationwide network of local consumer protection programs established by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office to advise and help resolve consumer complaints. We provide free consumer counselling, education, referrals and informal mediation services. Mediation offers consumers and businesses the opportunity to address and resolve disputes.

advice on aging

The overall mandate of the Medford Council on Aging is to be the primary advocate for older people in Medford. To this end, the Council assesses, promotes, encourages and provides new and existing services that aim to improve the quality of life of senior residents.

Historic District Commission

The Historic District Commission is the official city agency responsible for administering the city’s designated historic districts. The Commission’s role is to ensure that any visible changes to properties in historic districts enhance, rather than diminish, the historic character of the area. The Board may issue certificates of adequacy, certificates of non-applicability and certificates of hardship with respect to the construction or alteration of buildings and structures in historic districts. The Commission’s goal is to maintain and enhance the importance of Medford’s place in American history and to increase the cultural and monetary wealth of the people of Medford.

The Commission is looking for anyone with a background in architecture or law, but anyone interested in preserving historic Medford is welcome!

Historical Committee

The Medford Historical Commission strives to preserve and protect the historic character and heritage of the city of Medford in order to maintain and enhance the significance of Medford’s place in American history.

Hormel Stadium Commission
($1,200 allowance

The Hormel Stadium Commission strives to ensure the proper maintenance and operation of the sports facility. The three-member council includes two members appointed by the mayor and one member appointed by the city council.

housing authority

The Medford Housing Authority is a leader in the development, management and administration of subsidized affordable housing for low-income seniors, families and households with disabilities. Our mission is to develop and manage safe, good quality and affordable housing for low-income individuals and families in a way that promotes citizenship, community and self-reliance.

human rights commission

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

The Commission normally meets the second Wednesday of the month (EXCEPT July and August) at 5:30 p.m. in Room 201, Medford City Hall.

Library administrators

The Library Board is responsible for overseeing the operations and policies of the Medford Public Library.

licensing board

The Licensing Commission is responsible for issuing various types of liquor licenses, including package store licenses, restaurant licenses, club licenses, day licenses, and entertainment licenses. Appointment to the license commission is subject to the approval of the city council.

Register of voters

The Registrar of Electors oversees municipal, state, and federal election operations in the City of Medford.

Water and Sewer Commission

The Water and Sewer Division maintains and repairs water and sewer infrastructure throughout the City of Medford.

Cable Advisory Committee

The Cable Advisory Committee informs and educates the public about cable television service and assesses the cable needs of the community in addition to recommending policy changes.


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