President of the Board of Aldermen

For the last three years, I have had the honor of serving as President of the Somerville Board of Aldermen.  During these years, I am proud to have worked with our Board of Aldermen to promote changes in the way that the Board of Aldermen functions.  We amended or Rules and then the City Charter to eliminate the prior practice of aldermen nominating their successors when they resigned from office.  We also recently enacted ordinances prohibiting the hiring of aldermen for city positions for one year after they retire and prohibiting the hiring of relatives of members of the Board of Aldermen.