Framingham Mayor Seeking Applicants For Health, License, Zoning, and Strategic Boards

The following was posted on the City’s website this morning, Dec. 2.


FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham is seeking candidates for the Board of HealthBoard of License CommissionersStrategic Initiatives, and Financial Oversight and Zoning Board of Appeals.  

The Mayor is responsible for appointing members to these boards, committees, and commissions.

The contact person is the City of Framingham Citizen Participation officer Alaa Abusalah at or 508-532-5510. 

Application to serve on boards and commissions are available at or by clicking HERE.

The Mayor’s office did not identify how many positions are available for each, or the length of the term.

Board of Health (BOH): The mission of the Framingham Board of Health is to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of all residents of the City of Framingham. Under Massachusetts General Laws, state and local regulations, and community direction, the Board of Health is held responsible for disease prevention and control, health and environmental protection, and promoting a healthy community. The Board of Health serves as the local extension of both the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

Board of License Commissioners: The Board of License Commissioners have the power to issue licenses for inn holders or common victuallers, the powers of a licensing board appointed under General Laws chapter 138, section 4, and shall be the licensing authority for the purposes of General Laws chapters 138 and 140.


Strategic Initiatives and Financial Oversight (SIFOC): The role of the SIFOC is to advise the Mayor, City Council and School Committee on the status of Framingham’s long-range strategic plan, the state of the municipal economy, sufficiency of municipal revenues, and other fiscal matters that may from time to time be referred to it by the mayor, council or school committee.  Expertise in finance required.  This seat will serve as the Mayor’s appointee and does not require City Council approval.        

Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA): The Zoning Board of Appeals is a quasi-judicial board whose role is to interpret the Framingham Zoning Bylaw in appeals of denied building permits or other determinations of the Building Commissioner and hear petitions for Special Permits and Variances subject to the requirements of Mass. General Laws Chapter 40A.

After the Mayor selects an individual for the position, the 11-member City Council has 30 days to approve or reject the nomination.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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