Planning Board

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The Amherst Planning Board is responsible for numerous matters related to community planning, development, and land use. The Board conducts studies on land use, including development, housing, transportation, economic development, and zoning.

Planning Board Description and General Information pdf

Committee Membership

Member Name
Year Appointed
Term Expires
Michael Birtwistle 
2016 August 31, 2020
Maria Chao (Clerk)
2016 2022
Christine Gray-Mullen (Chair) 2015 August 31, 2020
Jack Jemsek (Vice-Chair) 2016 2022
David Levenstein 2018 August 31, 2020
Douglas Marshall 2020 2021
Janet McGowan 2019

Interested in serving on the Planning Board? Fill out an online Community Activity Form here.

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