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Community Activity Form (Town Council Appointed)

  1. Use this form to apply to be appointed to the Finance Committee, Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals.

  2. Thank you for your interest in serving the Town of Amherst. The Town is dedicated to inclusive government and representing our diverse community through our appointments on Boards, Committees and Commissions. If you are interested in serving on one of our other Town Boards, Committees or Commissions, please visit www.amherstma.gov/caf to apply

    This form is to express interest in the Finance Committee, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals only, which are appointed by the Town Council. If you are interested in serving on one of our other Town Boards, Committees or Commissions, which are appointed by the Town Manager, please visit www.amherstma.gov/caf to apply.

  3. Community Activity Forms (CAF) for these bodies are kept on file for three (3) years. If you submitted a CAF for this body within the past three years you do not need to submit a new form. After you click ‘submit’ your CAF will automatically be sent to the Town Council and a Councilor will contact you to confirm receipt of your CAF.

  4. When the Town Council is ready to make an appointment, a Councilor will reach out to you to confirm your continued interest and schedule an interview. Note that there may be a lag between when you submit your CAF and when you are contacted for an interview depending on when the Council is planning to move forward with appointments. Thank you for your patience.

  5. Please select all that are you interested in.

  6. Contact Information


  7. Demographic Information

  8. The goal of the Town Council is to appoint Amherst residents that reflect our values of diversity, inclusivity, and representation. Please answer the following questions to provide information to help us meet our goals around diversity. This information on this form is treated as a personnel record and is therefore not subject to disclosure under public records request. Demographic information will not be associated with an individual, only reported in the aggregate.

  9. Required: Please read the following and state that you understand and agree: The filing of this form does not guarantee my appointment. A form is kept on file for three (3) years; after that I must file a new Community Activity Form. Being appointed to a Town committee, board, or commission means that I am considered a Municipal Employee under MGL Chapter 268A and thereby subject to Conflict of Interest Law MGL Chapter 268A, Financial Disclosure Law MGL Chapter 268B, as well as Open Meeting Law MGL Chapter 39: Section 23B. I understand that I will take the conflict of interest test AFTER being appointed but BEFORE being sworn in by the Town Clerk. I will contact the appointing authority with any questions about my service.

  10. I have read, understand and agree to the above terms:*


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