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Posted on: May 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Accepting Applications for Districting Advisory Board

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In accordance with Section 7.4 of the Amherst Home Rule Charter Town Council is now accepting applications for residents who wish to serve on the Districting Advisory Board.  

The Districting Advisory Board (DAB) is a multiple-member body appointed by the Town Council in anticipation of receiving the final results of the decennial federal census.  It is composed of nine voting members who must be residents of the Town and three non-voting members (the Town Clerk, a member of the Board of Registrars, and a member of IT staff).  At least one (1) of the voting members must come from each of the existing 5 Districts and no more than two (2) from any existing District.  The official term of service is one year but the work of the Board must be completed by October 15.

The purpose of the DAB is to review the existing voting districts and propose changes if necessary to such districts to ensure their uniformity in number of inhabitants and conformity with local, state, and federal law.     

For more information on the DAB: https://www.amherstma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/55879/Districting-Advisory-Board-Charge-as-voted-by-Town-Council-5-3-2021  

If you are interested in volunteering to serve, please fill out a Community Activity Form at: https://www.amherstma.gov/FormCenter/Community-Activity-Form-14/Community-Activity-Form-Town-Council-App-165

If you have questions, please reach out to George Ryan, Chair of the Town Council Committee on Governance, Organization, and Legislation (GOL), at ryang@amherstma.gov.

Town Council appointment of residents to the Districting Advisory Board (DAB) is in accordance with Charter Section 7.4. This notice fulfills the Town bulletin board requirement Charter Section 9.12(e).

The references cited above are from the Amherst Home Rule Charter: https://www.amherstma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/41987/Amherst-Home-Rule-Charter?bidId= 

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