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

Public Indoor Mask Mandate 
1.) Metrics - Decision Making for COVID-19 Interventions (Mask Mandate) 

2.) On March 10th, 2022, the Mask Mandate was lifted. Read details.

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

Nancy Gilbert, Chair 2018 2023
Maureen Millea  2019 2024
Lauren Mills 2021 2023
Timothy Randhir 2019 2024
Each of the 5 members is appointed by the Town Manager for 3-year terms.

Interested in becoming a Board of Health member?
We are recruiting! If you want to find out more, or apply to become a Board of Health member, go to the Form Center and apply.

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

Phone: 413-259-3077
Mail/USPS: 70 Boltwood Walk
Amherst, MA 01002


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 21, 2022 (Third Thursday in month)
* May 5, 2022 (Second Thursday of month)
June 9, 2022
July 14, 2022
* August 11, 2022   The August meeting has been cancelled
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. 


Most Recent Agenda / All Agendas 
Most Recent Minutes / All Minutes
Meeting Packets
Board of Health Meeting Video Recordings

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