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May 06, 2020

Open Positions on Public Commissions: Landmarks, Historic and Zoning

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Local Historic Commissions, Zoning and Planning Boards need you! Several positions are open throughout Boston, so apply today to use your architectural expertise to help your beloved City.

The City of Boston has requested that the BSA nominate architects to serve on several City Boards or Commissions. If you are interested in serving please send a short statement of interest and resume to Jennifer Effron, [email protected]. Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2020.

Through the Committee on Public Appointments (COPA), the BSA will nominate members to serve on these commissions and Mayor Walsh will make the final selection from these nominations.

Bay Village Architectural Commission

  • Open positions: 1 member
  • Term: 3 years
  • Residency: Boston
  • Meeting dates: 2nd Tuesday, 4:00 pm
  • Compensation: No

Boston Landmarks Commission

  • Open positions: 2 members, 1 alternate
  • Term: 3 years
  • Residency: Boston
  • Meeting dates: 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6:00 pm
  • Compensation: No

Zoning Commission
The Boston Zoning Commission serves as the legislative body for adoption of all of Boston’s zoning regulations and amendments. The Boston Zoning Commission maintains and updates Boston's zoning code. In order to fulfill that responsibility, the Commission meets on a regular basis to adopt map and text changes to the Code. Anyone may petition the Zoning Commission to adopt a map or text change. The Boston Planning & Development Agency typically petitions the Zoning Commission to adopt such changes after a public dialogue and planning process.

  • Open positions: 1 member
  • Term: 3 years
  • Residency: Boston
  • Meeting Dates: 2nd Wednesday at 9am
  • Compensation: Yes

ICC Code Development Committee
The International Code Council (ICC) is now accepting applications to serve on the Code Development Committees to develop the 2024 editions of the codes, including energy and building codes. The application deadline is June 1. For more information on the code development process and what serving on a code development committee entails click here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dan Buuck, Senior Director, Codes & Standards Policy, The American Institute of Architects (AIA) at [email protected] or Paul Karrer, Senior Manager, Building Codes Policy at The American Institute of Architects at [email protected]



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