The Town Council is currently accepting applications from Amherst residents interested in serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals. There are impending vacancies for two (2) Full Members (three-year terms), and four (4) Associate Members (annual one-year terms) on the ZBA, for terms to begin July 1, 2023.
Applicants should have experience with aspects of planning, development, design, architecture, law, construction, zoning, and/or real estate. The Town Council is especially seeking individuals of diverse backgrounds, including those who have no prior municipal government experience.
For more information on the Zoning Board of Appeals read an information handout at: https://amherstma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/55569/About-the-Zoning-Board-of-Appeals-03-03-23---Final
If you are interested in volunteering to serve, please fill out a Community Activity Form (CAF) at: https://www.amherstma.gov/FormCenter/Community-Activity-Form-14/Community-Activity-FormTown-Council-App-165.
Those who have submitted a CAF expressing interest in serving within the past three years will be contacted regarding your prior submission regarding how to express continued interest.
If you have questions, please reach out to Pam Rooney, Vice Chair of the Community Resources Committee (CRC) of the Town Council, at firstname.lastname@example.org , or Mandi Jo Hanneke Chair of the CRC, at email@example.com, or our Town Community Participation Officers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town Council appointment of Zoning Board of Appeal members is in accordance with Charter Section 2.9(c). 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=