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Prospective Members

Planning Council meetings are open to the public and we welcome your attendance. See our Calendar for meeting dates and times. For more information, please call (617) 534-2413  or send an email to .


* Please Note The application deadline for 2019-2021 membership has passed. Stay tuned next year for the 2020-2022 application process! Contact Liz Rios at 617-534-2413 or with any questions.  

Application Process: How to Join the Planning Council

Step 1: Give a completed application to Planning Council Staff (PCS) by the following methods:


Mail:1010 Mass Ave, 2nd Floor, Boston, 02118

Fax: 617-419-1613

Step 2: PCS staff will review the applications and compare it against current Planning Council recruitment needs which includes:

  1. Ability to help planning Council reflect the demographics of the local PLWHA community.
  2. Ability to fulfill membership requirements.
  3. Ability to come to meetings with an open mind, learn and contribute to the Planning Council.

Step 3: After the application has been compared against current Planning Council recruitment needs, PCS staff will conduct interviews.

Step 4: After the interviews are completed, all applications are forwarded to the Nominations Committee.

Step 5: The Nominations Committee will decide who will be a good fit for the Planning Council and make a recommendation on the list of candidates and pass the nomination to the Mayor.  

Step 6: The Mayor of Boston makes the final decision and appointment of all members of the Planning Council.

Step 7: PCS staff will notify the members by email or by phone on their selection. For the individuals who were not selected they will be provided with options for other ways to get involved with the Council.

Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02118.
Phone:(617) 534-5395 Email: