Board of Health

The Amherst Board of Health is responsible for the protection and promotion of public health, the control of disease, and the promotion of sanitary living conditions for the Town of Amherst. The Board of Health oversees health regulations for the Town of Amherst including:
  • Creating new regulations
  • Review existing regulations
  • Reviewing and determining on variance requests for existing regulations

To View Board of Health Documents:  
Board of Health Regulations

Racism and Public Health
Statement on Racism and Public Health
Data and Sources for Statement on Racism and Public Health

Mask Order
COVID-19 Mask Order - September 9, 2021

The Board of Health is comprised of 5 appointed members each serving a 3 year term. The agents of the Board of Health are the Health Inspectors who are located in the Inspection Services Department and responsible for enforcement of Board of Health and State regulations and inspections. 

Current Board of Health Members

Member Year Appointed Term Expires
Stephen George 2016 2022
Nancy Gilbert, Chair 2018 2023
Maureen Millea  2019 2024
Lauren Mills 2021 2024
Timothy Randhir 2019 2024
Each of the 5 members is appointed by the Town Manager for 3-year terms.

Staff Liaison: Public Health Director, 413-259-3077


The Board of Health meetings are held monthly, the second Thursday of the month at 5:00 pm via zoom. 

2021 Schedule of Meetings and any related documents:
September 9, 2021
October 14, 2021  Related documents: Waste Hauler Zero Waste 1.) Waste Hauler Zero Waste, 2.) Slides, 3.) Fact Sheet, 4.) Draft Regulations with pilot added. Zero Waste Option Slides, Smith College Capstone Project Waste Hauler
November 11, 2021
December 9, 2021

All meetings are at 5:00 pm via zoom (until further notice). Meetings and zoom links are posted on the Event Calendar on the Town of Amherst website, as well as posted with the Amherst Town Clerk. 

Board of Health Meeting Video Recordings

Agendas & Minutes 

Most Recent Agenda / All Agendas 
Most Recent Minutes / All Minutes

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