Board of Health

Amherst Board of Health 
The 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 policies for the Town of Amherst including:
  • Creating new policy
  • Review of existing policy
  • Holding public hearings on existing policies
  • Review and determination regarding variance requests for existing policies

View current: Board of Health Regulations

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
Diane Amsterdam, MD 2013 2019
Marco Boscardin - Chair 2013 2018
Stephen George 2016 2019
Nancy Gilbert 2018 2020
 John Tobiason  2014 2020
Each of the 5 members is appointed by the Town Manager for 3-year terms.


The Board of Health meetings are held monthly. Meetings are posted on the Event Calendar on the Town of Amherst website, as well as posted with the Amherst Town Clerk.

Agendas & Minutes 

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