The Amherst Charter Commission wants to hear what you have to say about the Town of Amherst! Please attend their September listening workshops!
September 14, 2016, 2-4 pm, Amherst Senior Center, Bangs Community Center
September 15, 2016, 5-9 pm, Amherst Block Party (find our table and come talk to us)
September 20, 2016, 7-9 pm, Middle School Cafeteria
The Charter Commission, elected in 2016, is meeting to prepare a written document which establishes and defines the structure of the government for Amherst. This document, called a Charter, may create local offices, distribute powers, duties and responsibilities among local offices, and may establish and define certain procedures to be followed. Our work must be completed within 18 months of our election, and when completed, the final recommended Charter is submitted to the voters. If approved by the voters, the Charter would serve as Amherst's "constitution".