Subcommittee on Policies and Procedures (TMCC-SPP)

Meet Your Precinct Town Meeting Candidates
Saturday, March 17, 2018 
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
See Press Release for more information (coming soon) or contact Adrienne Terrizzi via email or (413) 253-5039 or Chris Riddle email or (413) 549-7526. Times TBA in each precinct. Evaluations from participants (Coming shortly after the event.) See also the "Running for Town Meeting" page.

Member Year Appointed Term Expires
Maurianne Adams 2016 2018
Kitty Axelson-Berry 2017 2018
John Hornik 2016 2018
Jacqueline Maidana, Chair 2016 2018
Hind Mari 2016 2018
Janet McGowan
2016 2018
Laura Quilter 2017 2018
Chris Riddle, Co-Clerk 2016 2018
Adrienne Terrizzi 2016 2018

The 9 TMCC-SPP  members are appointed by the Chair of the Town Meeting Coordinating Committee  to serve 2-year terms. We are looking for new members to fill vacancies an they happen and as members rotate off the committee. Let us know if you are interested by sending an email expressing your interest to .


Town Meeting Coordinating Committee
4 Boltwood Ave
Amherst, MA

Minutes & Agendas

Subcommittee Agendas and Minutes are included with the TMCC Agendas and Minutes.
Most Recent Agenda
All Agendas
Most Recent Packet
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Most Recent Minutes
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Upcoming Meetings

January 23rd at 4:30 pm Bangs Center, room TBA

TMAC - Town Meeting Advisory Committee
On September 13, 2017 TMCC-SPP held an open meeting to introduce this proposal and solicit suggestions related to this proposal and other improvements to Town Meeting.  Agenda

See latest proposal from the Subcommittee on Policies and Procedures - Establishing a Town Meeting Advisory Committee. Thanks to the helpful feedback from attendees, SPP will revise the proposal a bit as it gets the proposal ready for Fall 2017 Special Town Meeting.

The survey is linked below for folks who were not able to turn in their surveys at the meeting. Click here for the survey. You can return the survey to TMCC by email - .

Documents, Resources, and Links

     All files in PDF format unless indicated otherwise.
Amherst Town Government Act (Our current Town Charter) 
Final Report Town Meeting Study Committee October 1997
Town Meeting Handbook 2012 by the Amherst League of Women Voters (external link) 
Your Amherst Government 2009 by the Amherst League of Women Voters (external link)