Town Manager Paul Bockelman is pleased to announce the appointment of three members to the new Residents’ Advisory Committee. The Amherst Home Rule Charter requires the Town Manager to establish a Residents’ Advisory Committee. The three-member Residents’ Advisory Committee will assist the Town Manager with evaluation and selection of candidates for appointment.
The three appointees are:
•Keisha Dennis of 20 Autumn Lane. Ms. Dennis came to Amherst as a student and decided to make it her home. She is a parent and very involved in Amherst public schools. She has extensive experience working in community groups, early childhood education, and with local non-profits. Ms. Dennis brings the perspective of a person previously not involved in local government.
• Connie Kruger of 15 Hop Brook Road. Ms. Kruger is a former member of the Select Board and has extensive experience in Town government. She has been an employee working in the Planning Department. After working for the Town, Ms. Kruger was an elected member of Town Meeting and elected to the Select Board. She also served on the Board of Assessors, Planning Board, Downtown Parking Working Group, and as the Governor’s appointee on the Amherst Housing Authority.
• Jim Pistrang of 41 High Point Drive. Mr. Pistrang is the former Town Moderator. He, too, has served in numerous capacities in Town government including being elected as Town Moderator and as a member of Town Meeting. He has chaired the Town Manager Search Committee and Dog Park Task Force and served on the Town Meeting Electronic Voting Committee and Puffer’s Pond 2020 Committee.
March 4, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Bockelman, Town Manager