City of Somerville

Learn more about the SomerVision2030 goals and our progress since 2010

Join us as we update SomerVision and extend the plan to 2040!

In 2009, our community started a three-year process of discussions and big ideas that culminated in SomerVision 2030, the City’s comprehensive plan for 2010-2030. The document captured our best thinking and most important goals and has been a crucial guide for City and community work since then. As we approach 10 years into the plan’s scope, it’s the right time to revisit SomerVision. We are analyzing our progress since 2010, extending the plan’s vision to 2040, and undertaking a community-focused effort to update the plan based on what has changed in the community. 

We want to create a SomerVision 2040 plan that is online, easy to understand, translated, and actionable, with priorities that will help the City meet community goals and values. To get there, we will need a process that encourages conversation across perspectives, provides an opportunity to meet new people, and is respectful of participants’ time. Our goal is to provide opportunities for every community member to influence SomerVision 2040, whether you want to engage in deep debates about specific policies or quickly weigh in on different options.

Help us make a plan that captures your priorities and values. Visit the Get involved page to learn more about how you can participate and sign up for our mailing list. If you have any questions, you can contact us at


Share your Somerville Story: How has living here affected your life? Have you engaged with any city programs? Have any issues in Somerville you are passionate about? We want to hear about it! Your story will be shared with the community and steering committee and could impact program priorities.

You can submit as 1-2 pages of writing, send us a video of you telling your story (no longer than 2 min) or you can schedule a 2-minute video interview at city hall by emailing

SomerVision2040 Update Process Timeline

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