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Amherst Select Board   .  Select Board Office
Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave.                                            .
Ph: 413-259-3001
Fx: 413-259-2405 
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


 Elected    Term Expires 
Alisa Brewer 2007 2016
Aaron Hayden, Chair 2008 2015
Constance Kruger 2014 2017
Andrew Steinberg, Clerk 2014 2017
James Wald 2010 2016

Select Board members are part-time Town officials and do not maintain regular office hours. The Select Board's Office, on the Mezzanine Level of Town Hall, is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The Select Board usually meets twice a month on Monday evenings, and more frequently as necessary. Regular meetings are held at 6:30 pm in the Town Room of Town Hall and the Select Board meets before most sessions of Town Meeting in the Music Room at the Amherst Regional Middle School.


The Select Board is beginning its annual evaluation of the Town Manager.  We invite members of the public to submit written comments by Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  

Please be aware that these submissions will be read by the Select Board and the Town Manager.  These are personnel documents, and as such, are exempt from public disclosure.  The forms become part of the Town Manager’s personnel file, with the same protections and restricted access as any employee’s personnel file.  

Submissions may be e-mailed to , or sent to: 

Attn:  Aaron Hayden, Chair
Amherst Select Board
Town Hall
4 Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA  01002

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Select Board Office at 259-3001, or .  

We are seeking broad input from the general public, so please feel free to circulate this information.  In particular, you’re helping to notify people you know who don’t tend to use e-mail or access the Town web site would be most appreciated.

If you are interested in the Select Board’s performance goals for the Town Manager, they are available here: 

And the Town Manager’s progress report on those goals is available here:  

Thank you for your assistance.  We look forward to hearing from you.


The Select Board

Meeting Information
Next  Meeting:  Monday, August 18, 2014 Agenda | Packet 
                          6:30 p.m. Town Room, Town Hall
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Agendas, Minutes & Packet
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Future Meeting Dates:
   August 25, 2014.

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Questions & Suggestions
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Related Information & Documents

FY 14 Town Manager Performance Goals Progress Report
FY 15 Town Manager Budget 
(January 2014)
FY 15 Budget Policy Guidelines 
(November 2013) (PDF)
FY 14 Town Manager Goals Memo
FY 13 Town Manager Evaluation Press Release
FY 13 Town Manager Evaluation Memo
FY 13 Town Manager Composite Evaluation Form
          O'Keeffe Evaluation Form
        Brewer Evaluation Form
        Hayden Evaluation Form
        Stein Evaluation Form
Wald Evaluation Form

FY 13 Town Manager's Performance Goals Progress Report
FY 14 Budget Policy Guidelines  
Rules Relating to Food Carts effective 04/08/2013
Taxi Regulations effective 01/01/2013
Taxi Companies Licensed in Amherst

FY 13 Budget Policy Guidelines
FY 13 Budget Proposed
FY 12 Town Manager Performance Evaluation
Town Government Act (PDF)
Town of Amherst General Bylaws

FY 13 Town Manager Goals Memo
FY 12 Town Manager Composite Evaluation Form
     O'Keeffe Evaluation Form
     Brewer Evaluation Form
     Hayden Evaluation Form
     Stein Evaluation Form
     Wald Evaluation Form
Business Improvement District (BID) Petition
Business Improvement District (BID) Site Map
FY12 Town Manager Goals Memo

FY11 Town Manager Performance Evaluation

FY11 Town Manager Composite Evaluation Form

O'Keeffe Evaluation Form
     Brewer Evaluation Form

     Stein Evaluation Form

     Hayden Evaluation Form

     Wald Evaluation Form

Annual Town Reports
Licenses and Permits

            Liquor License Quota Report                       
 Former Related Resources