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Jun 07, 2021

Open Position on Public Commission: Beacon Hill Architectural Commission

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Call for applications to serve on the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission. Apply today to use your architectural expertise to help shape the community.

The City of Boston is seeking nominations of architects from the BSA to serve on the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission. The City seeks to fill one vacant seat as a result of a member stepping down and will expire in May 2023. The Commission member duties include a monthly evening meeting on the third Thursday of the month, typically held at City Hall. From time to time additional participation is required for site visits, subcommittee meetings, workshops, or training. At the end of this term, there is an opportunity to be renominated for a full five-year term on this Commission as well.

In order to be considered, applicants must live in Boston and have a knowledge of Boston. It is also ideal that candidates have an interest in historic preservation and/or a background in fields such as history, architecture, or real estate. Prior experience in serving on similar types of boards or commissions is considered as well, but not at all a requirement. The City of Boston values a diversity of perspective, experience, background, and culture and hopes to better represent its diverse population through public boards and commissions like this one.

The BSA will collect resumes and statements of interest until June 22, 2021.

After this deadline the BSA Committee on Public Appointments (COPA) will review all applications and nominate two architects to the Boston Landmarks Commission. Nominees will then be interviewed by Landmarks before being forwarded to the Mayor’s Office for final selection. Once the Mayor selects a member, the nominee must still be approved by the City Council. This process will take at least two months from the time of receipt by the City.

Serving on the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission is a great way to lend your skills and knowledge to the community! If you have any questions about this position or process please feel free to reach out to the BSA’s Policy Director, Jenny Effron at [email protected].

Apply to serve on the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission

If you are interested, please submit a resume and brief statement of interest by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

Apply now