Town of


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

Town Manager:

Paul Bockelman

Municipal Election:

November 4, 2025
Nov., 1st Tuesday following 1st Monday (odd years)

Town Council:

Patricia De Angelis
Ana Devlin-Gauthier
Ndifreke Ette
Lynn Griesemer
Mandi Jo Hanneke
Robert Hegner
Heather Lord
Pamela Rooney
George Ryan
Cathy Schoen
Andrew Steinberg
Jennifer Taub
Ellisha Walker


Population Density1,427
Registered Voters13,333
Income Per Capita$20,969
EQV Per Capita$73,996
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$20.10
Commercial Tax Rate$20.10
Average Tax Bill$8,984
Total Expenditures$78,614,615
Total Tax Levy$61,725,183
State Aid$17,451,592
Local Receipts$6,409,206
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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