Get Involved

The Community Participation Team strives to promote and support diverse resident participation with their Amherst government. The Team is here to help residents figure out how to participate in boards, committees and running for elected positions or getting involved in other ways. The Community Participation Officers are particularly focused on encouraging underrepresented populations to participate. 

Meet Your Team

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Angela Mills - Executive Assistant to the Town Manager

Angela Mills, a native of Columbus, Ohio, has lived in Amherst since 1991. A 1995 graduate of Amherst College, you can most often find Angela cheering on an ARHS sports team or cheering for the Mammoths. When she finds some spare minutes Angela loves: trying new plants in her garden, walking with her dog Jenna, and reading poetry in Spanish. She is married to E.J. Mills, Head Football Coach at Amherst College. The Mills family resides in South Amherst. GO ‘CANES!

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Jennifer Moyston - Assistant Director - Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Jennifer Moyston is an Amherst native.  Jennifer formerly worked as Food Pantry Coordinator at the Amherst Survival Center. She has also participated in several ASC search committees and is an active member of its Strategic Planning process. Since 2013, she has been the Administrative Assistant for the Town of Amherst. Jennifer has over 30 years of experience assisting low income, and mentally and physically challenged individuals.