Town Meeting

The legislative body of the Town of Amherst is a Representative Town Meeting, consisting of 240 elected Town Meeting members, 24 from each of 10 precincts plus 14 ex officio members: the 5 members of the Select Board, the 5 members of the School Committee, the President of the Library Trustees, the Chair of the Finance Committee, the Moderator, and the Town Manager. The Annual Town Meeting usually begins in late April or early May.

Upcoming Events & Deadlines of Interest to Town Meeting Members

  • Reminder! Saturday, March 17 - Meet your Precinct's Town Meeting Candidates This is a pre-election opportunity for any and all Amherst residents to meet their Town Meeting candidates and learn their views on issues facing Amherst, sponsored by the Town Meeting Coordinating Committee and moderated by the League of Women Voters of Amherst. 
    •  Where:  Amherst Regional Middle School, 170 Chestnut Street
    •  When:  Precincts 1-5 begin at 10:00 am  - 11:30 am
    •              Precincts 6-10 begin at 12:00 to 1:30 pm
    • Contact Adrienne Terrizzi via email or (413) 253-5039 or Chris Riddle email or (413) 549-7526.  See also the "Running for Town Meeting?" page. 
  • Tuesday, March 27 - Annual Town Election
  • Monday, April 2 - Select Board is scheduled to sign the Warrant
  • Tuesday, April 10 - TMCC & LWV Warrant Review at 7:00 pm in the Town Room at Town Hall
  • Sunday, April 15 - TMCC Bus Tour for Town Meeting Members, if needed - Meet in the Middle School parking lot at 1:45 pm.
  • Warrant Discussions (formerly called Precinct Meetings) for Amherst residents and Town Meeting members at the following times and locations:
    • Monday, April 23 at 7:00 pm in the UMass Police Station
    • Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 pm in the Crocker Farm School Library
    • Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 pm in the Professional Development Center in the Middle School
    • Saturday, April 28 at 2:00 pm in the Amherst Police Station Community Room
  • April 30, 2018 - Orientation for New Town Meeting members at 6:00 to 6:45 pm in the Middle School (look for signs to the room)
  • April 30, 2018 - Town Meeting begins at 7:00 pm in the Middle School Auditorium. Additional dates of May 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, June 4, 7, 11, 2018 are reserved. It is unlikely that all of these dates will be needed. 
  1. Annual Town Meeting 4/30/18
  2. Fall Special Town Meeting 11/06/2017
  3. April 26, 2017 Annual Town Meeting
  4. Related Information

Spring 2018 Annual Town Meeting

Warrant | Results | Attendance 
(All in PDF Format unless noted - Results, Attendance, and Votes are updated the day after each session of Town Meeting)

Petition Articles Certified as of 02/14/2018
Petition Resolution to Prevent Nuclear War (Faye et al)
Petition General Bylaw Amend Noise Bylaw (Gesuelle-Hart et al)
Petition Zoning Bylaw Amend Zoning Map (Kaynor et al)
Petition Zoning Bylaw Amend Section 15.10 (Weiss et al)
Petition Resolution in Support of Paris Climate Agreement (Gray-Lee et al)


Town Meeting Archive – Past Town Meeting Warrants, Results and Related Information

Questions? Contact:
Town Manager's Office
4 Boltwood Avenue
Email | 413-259-3001 

Page last updated March 15, 2018