Board of Health

The Amherst Board of Health is responsible for the protection and promotion of public health, the control of disease, and the promotion of sanitary living conditions for the Town of Amherst. The Board of Health oversees health regulations for the Town of Amherst including:
  • Creating new regulations
  • Review existing regulations
  • Reviewing and determining on variance requests for existing regulations

To View Board of Health Documents:  
Board of Health Regulations

Racism and Public Health
Statement on Racism and Public Health
Data and Sources for Statement on Racism and Public Health

Mask Order
COVID-19 Mask Order - September 9, 2021

The Board of Health is comprised of 5 appointed members each serving a 3 year term. The agents of the Board of Health are the Health Inspectors who are located in the Inspection Services Department and responsible for enforcement of Board of Health and State regulations and inspections. 
 

Current Board of Health Members


Member Year Appointed Term Expires
Stephen George 2016 2022
Nancy Gilbert, Chair 2018 2023
Maureen Millea  2019 2024
Lauren Mills 2021 2024
Timothy Randhir 2019 2024
Each of the 5 members is appointed by the Town Manager for 3-year terms.

To Contact Board Members:
Please email or mail to the Staff Liaison:   
Acting Public Health Director Jennifer Brown, RN

 Email: Health@amherstma.gov   
             brownj@amherstma.gov
Phone: 413-259-3077
Mail/USPS: 70 Boltwood Walk
Amherst, MA 01002

Meetings


The Board of Health meetings are held monthly, most meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 5:00 pm via zoom. Meetings are subject to change, please confirm below for any date changes, or call the Amherst Health Department at 413-259-3077.

2022 Schedule of Meetings:
January 13, 2022
February 10, 2022
March 10, 2022
April 14, 2022
May 12, 2022
June 9, 2022
July 14, 2022
August 11, 2022
September 8, 2022
October 13, 2022
November 10, 2022
December 8, 2022
 
All meetings are at 5:00 pm via zoom (until further notice). Meetings and zoom links are posted on the Event Calendar on the Town of Amherst website, as well as posted with the Amherst Town Clerk. 

Board of Health Meeting Video Recordings

Agendas & Minutes 

Most Recent Agenda / All Agendas 
Most Recent Minutes / All Minutes

Useful Links