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Posted on: October 14, 2008

[ARCHIVED] Citizens Needed for Committees Vacancies

Posted 10/15/2008

The Amherst Select Board and Town Manager encourage civic minded members of the Amherst community to apply for voluntary service on one of the Town of Amherst’s boards, commissions or committees.

One of the jobs of the Select Board and the Town Manager is to fill in vacancies on committees. These committees are the life blood of our Town and do an impressive amount of work for our community. At this time, the committees listed below have vacancies:
Amherst Cultural Council
Board of Assessors
Cherry Hill Advisory Committee
Community Development Committee
Conservation Commission
Hampshire Regional Emergency Committee
Human Rights Commission (two students of high school and/or college/university level to serve for one (1) academic school year).
Kanegasaki Sister City Committee
Kendrick Park Committee
La Paz Centro, Nicaragua Sister City Committee
Leisure Services & Supplemental Education Commission
Nyeri, Kenya Sister City Committee
Planning Board
Public Art Commission
Public Transportation
Public Works Committee
Recycling & Refuse Management Committee
Town/Commercial Relations Committee
Select Board member, Diana Stein said, "We encourage all the citizens of Amherst to consider volunteering to serve on one of our many boards, commissions and committees. Amherst depends on the commitment of our great volunteers."

If you have interest in applying to join any of the above, please fill out a Citizen Activity Form for the Committee/Board/Commission of your choice on line at If you do not have access to a computer you may stop by the Town Manager/Select Board Office at Town Hall, Town of Amherst, 4 Boltwood Avenue (Mezzanine Floor), Amherst, MA 01002, or you may call 413-259-3001 to request for one to be mailed to you.

Any questions about this press release may be answered by Laurence Shaffer, Town Manager at 413-259-3002 or Diana Stein, Member of the Amherst Select Board at 413-253-9572.

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