Newton residents participate in local government as members of more than 80 Boards, Commissions, Committees and Advisory Councils serving the City of Newton. Such broad citizen involvement helps our government remain open and responsive to the people of Newton. Residents play a critical role in the work required to address a wide variety of needs in the City.
Appointments to the City's Boards and Commissions are made by the Mayor, the Board of Aldermen and the School Committee.
For a listing of current openings, please click here.
Who can apply to be a member of a board or commission?
Any resident of the City of Newton can apply for consideration. Some boards or commissions may require certain types of expertise from candidates, but most do not have any specific educational or vocational requirements.
How do I apply for a board or commission?
Candidates can apply on-line by clicking here.
Alternately candidates may send a completed application, letter of interest and resume to:
Coordinator of Boards and Commissions
Newton City Hall, Dept. of Human Resources
1000 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
What is the selection process?
Depending on the open position, the full application will be reviewed by the Mayor or his designee, the President of the Board of Aldermen or the Chair of the School Committee. All first time mayoral appointments require an interview with City Hall staff members and the Coordinator of Boards and Commissions. If the candidate is selected for appointment, the recommendation will go to the appropriate Committee of the Board for review and the candidate will be invited to meet the Committee. The appointment will then go to the Full Board of Aldermen for final review and approval.