Town of


P.O. Box 504, 38 Church St. Bernardston, MA 01337
Phone: 413-648-5401

Town Administrator:

Karen Kelly

Select Board:

Ken Bordewieck
Brian Hervieux
Brian Keir

Annual Town Meeting:

April 29, 2024
no formula; held by June 30

Municipal Election:

May 6, 2024
May, 1st Monday


Population Density90
Registered Voters1,775
Income Per Capita$33,016
EQV Per Capita$137,521
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate80%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$254,500
Median Gross Rent$890
Total Households838
Average Household Size2.48

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$15.99
Commercial Tax Rate$15.99
Average Tax Bill$4,850
Total Expenditures$5,835,793
Total Tax Levy$4,905,708
State Aid$399,213
Local Receipts$361,500
Town Hall of Bernardston

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Bordering Vermont, Bernardston is easily accessible from two state routes (5 or 10) or Interstate 91. Bernardston is a Green Community and a Right to Farm Community. Recreational opportunities for all ages add to Bernardston's rural charm.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1762
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Coordinator
Policy BoardSelect Board
Size of Policy Board3
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area23.4 mi2
Public Roads57 mi
Regional Planning AgencyFranklin Regional Council of Governments


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

James McGovern

Mass. Senate

Jo Comerford

Mass. House

Natalie Blais

Income Per Capita

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