Join Us!

(Updated November 2017: This search is closed. We have appointed a new commissioner – welcome Edward Wiest! – and our commission is fully staffed at present. However, we are always looking for alternates. Please be in touch if you’d like learn more about that.)

The Medford Historical Commission seeks letters of interest from qualified individuals within the Medford community to serve on our board. Together with the Medford Historic District Commission, we share the common goals of preserving and protecting the City’s historic character and heritage.

The Medford Historical Commission was established under Section 8d of Chapter 40 of the Massachusetts General Laws and Chapter 48 of the Medford Municipal Ordinances. The Commission is the official City body charged with the identification of properties and sites in the City of historical significance and is the principal advisor to the City on matters relating to historic preservation. The Commission is further charged with reviewing all requests for demolition of buildings 75 years or older, or are listed on the National and Massachusetts Registers of Historic Places, in accordance with the City’s demolition delay ordinance.

Applicants should have interest, knowledge and experience in any fields related to historic preservation, law, archaeology, architectural history and/or Medford history. Interested applicants may contact the Commission for further information. Please include your name and contact information, as well as any supporting material. Candidates may be contacted by the commission for an interview. The commission shall then present a list of nominees to the Mayor for final selection and appointment. Those selected to serve on the board generally serve three years.

Please submit letters & materials to:
Ryan D. Hayward
Commission Chairman

Email (preferred):

Regular Mail:
Medford Historical Commission
Ryan D. Hayward, Chairman
c/o Office of Planning and Community Development
Medford City Hall
85 George P. Hassett Drive
Medford, MA 02155

And we’re still looking for a Brooks Estate Rep/Liaison, if that’s where your heart lies . . .