Town of


4 Boltwood Ave. Amherst, MA 01002
Phone: 413-259-3001

Town Manager:

Paul Bockelman

Municipal Election:

November 7, 2023
Nov., 1st Tuesday following 1st Monday (odd years)

Town Council:

Patricia De Angelis
Shalini Bahl-Milne
Ana Devlin-Gauthier
Lynn Griesemer
Mandi Jo Hanneke
Anika Lopes
Michele Miller
Dorothy Pam
Pamela Rooney
Cathy Schoen
Andrew Steinberg
Jennifer Taub
Ellisha Walker


Population Density1,423
Registered Voters14,243
Income Per Capita$19,441
EQV Per Capita$69,470
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate45.5%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$392,900
Median Gross Rent$1,340
Total Households9,328
Average Household Size2.38

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$21.27
Commercial Tax Rate$21.27
Average Tax Bill$8,609
Total Expenditures$75,753,446
Total Tax Levy$59,206,034
State Aid$16,584,440
Local Receipts$5,770,698
CPA Year Enacted2001
CPA Surcharge3.0%
CPA ExemptionsLow income, first $100,000 - residential
Town Hall of Amherst

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Located in the Pioneer Valley, Amherst is a diverse, inclusive community offering a rich array of educational and cultural opportunities. Home to the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, and Hampshire College, Amherst has a storied literary history that includes poet Emily Dickinson.


Form of GovernmentCouncil – Manager
Incorporation Date1775
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Manager
Legislative BodyTown Council
Size of Council13


Area27.6 mi2
Public Roads138.1 mi
Regional Planning AgencyPioneer Valley Planning Commission


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

James McGovern

Mass. Senate

Jo Comerford

Mass. House

Mindy Domb

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