The Town Council will be filling three (3) impending vacancies for three-year terms on the Planning Board and is seeking residents interested in serving on the Board.
The Town Council is currently accepting applications from Amherst residents interested in serving on the Planning Board. Applicants should have experience with aspects of planning, development, design, land use law, architecture, construction, zoning, and/or real estate. The Town Council is especially seeking individuals of diverse backgrounds, including those who have no prior municipal government experience.
For more information on the Planning Board read an information handout at: https://www.amherstma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/48292/Planning-Board-Description-08-06-19-pdf.
If you are interested in volunteering to serve, please fill out a Community Activity Form at: https://www.amherstma.gov/FormCenter/Community-Activity-Form-14/Community-Activity-FormTown-Council-App-165.
Those who have submitted a CAF expressing interest in serving within the past three years do not need to submit another. You will be contacted regarding your prior submission to confirm your continued interest.
If you have questions, please reach out to Pam Rooney Vice Chair of the Community Resources Committee (CRC) of the Town Council, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mandi Jo Hanneke, Chair of the CRC, at email@example.com, or our Town Community Participation Officers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town Council appointment of Planning Board members is in accordance with Charter Section 2.9(c). This notice fulfills the Town bulletin board requirement Charter Section 9.12(e).
The references cited above are from the Amherst Home Rule Charter: https://www.amherstma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/41987/Amherst-Home-Rule-Charter?bidId=