About Us

Amherst for All is a group of your friends, neighbors, and families who support year-round democracy in Amherst.  We are artists, environmental activists, teachers, physicians, accountants, truck drivers, businesspeople, musicians, human services workers, dentists, writers, nurses, stay-at-home parents, programmers, carpenters, school para-professionals, non-profit workers, financial planners, attorneys, basically a grassroots group from all walks of life.  A few of us participated in the Charter Commission – the citizens’ group that developed this proposal. Some of us supported the recent school building project, and some of us voted against it.  Many of us are current and former Town Meeting members (names with an asterisk) – that’s right, over 200 Town Meeting members support eliminating Town Meeting.  They know Town Meeting best, and think we can do better.  The entire Select Board supports Amherst for All.  Former State Representative Ellen Story and former U.S. Representative John Olver supports Amherst for All.

But we all share one thing:  We love Amherst, and believe year-round democracy is the best way to make sure our town continues to be one of the very best small towns in the United States. 

Steve Abdow
Susan Abdow
Marjory Ackerman
Jonathan Adolph
David Ahlfeld*
Sarah Allaback
Michael Alpert
Alfie Alschuler
Ericka Alschuler
Ellen Alvord
Farah Ameen
Gregg Anderson*
Susan Anderson
Gavin Andresen*
Stefan Antonowicz
Julianne Applegate
Chris Appy
Katherine Appy*
Mike April
Elizabeth Armstrong
John Armstrong
Sarah Auerbach*
Scott Auerbach
Charles Aulino
Mary Austin
Lawrence Babb
Shalini Bahl-Milne
Susan Bain*
Erin Baker
Julia Balkin
Nat Barker
Rachel Barker
Lee Barstow
Carleen Basler
Ambreen Bawa
Christopher Baxter
Suzanne Baxter
Bryan Beck
Michael Beganny
Stacey Beganny*
Andrew Bellak
Ellen Berek
Peter Berek
Joe Bergan
Elayne Berger*
Emery Berger
Sophia Berger
David Berkman
Iris Berkman
Susan Bernier
Ken Bernstein
Lisa Berry*
Grace Berte
Clare Bertrand*
Eric Bertrand
Glen Bertrand*
Grace Bertrand
Liam Bertrand
Jean-Pierre Berwald
Vincent Biggs
Patricia Blauner*
Jeffrey Blaustein*
Marilyn Blaustein*
Noah Blier
Peter Blier*
Carolyn Bloodsworth
Isa Blumenfeld
Matt Blumenfeld*
Sadie Blumenfeld
Paul Bobrowski*
Andrew Bohne*
Katherine Bohne
James Boice*
Paris Boice
Greg Boisseau*
Wendy Jones Boisseau
David Bollier
Ellen Bollier
Alvaro Borrell
Maria Botelho
Nellie Boucher
Emily Boutilier
Rob Boutilier
Meg Bouvier
Lee Bowie
James K Boyce
Chris Boyd
Kyle Boyd
Roxanne Boyd
Ryan Boyd
Susan Boyer
Paul Bracciotti
Patricia Branch
Jim Brassord
Stephen Braun*
Emily Breon
Deborah Bresnahan
Alisa Brewer*
Charles Brewer
Daniel Brewer
Lucy Brewer
Steven Brewer
Willis Bridegam
Elaine Brighty*
Amy Brodigan*
Dennis Bromery
Cheryl Brooks
Greg Brooks
Robert Brooks
Barbara Brown
Casey Brown
Eva Brown
Michael Brown
Norman Brown
Margaret Bruzelius
Michelle Budig
Nate Budington
Jimmy Bumgardner
Daniel Burbine
John Burruto
Sylvia Burruto
Brenda Bushouse
Thomas Butler
Frederick Byron
Kira Cairn
Richard Cairn*
Susan Cairn
John Cameron
Elisa Campbell*
Matheu Campbell
Claudia Canale-Parola
Robert Carkhuff
Carla Ann Carpenter
Ethan Carr
Bruce Carson*
Daina Carvel
Marisa Casey
James J Chambers
Rebecca Chambers
Henry Chang
Maria Chao
Gina Chaplain
Jacob Chapman
Rachel Chapman
Ellen Chechile
Erin Cherewatti
Jaymie Chernoff
Michael Chernoff
Audrey Child*
Catherine Childress
Elizabeth Chilton
Roland Chilton
Jim Choquette
Andy Churchill*
Cal Churchill
Jackie Churchill*
Christina Cianfrani
Darren Clapprood
Meri Clark
Clem Clay
Tiffany Ross Clay
Ethan Clotfelter*
Carol Cochrane
Eric Cochrane
Scott Cochrane
Ken Cohen
Linda Cohen
Sarah Cohen
Marcus Cole
Emily Coleman
Janaya Collins
Paul Collins
Gertrude Como
Jim Como*
Gretchen Conklin
KC Conlan
Alexis Connolly
Edward Connolly
Louis Conover
Joe Cook
Lisa Cook
Abby Coren
John Coull*
Amy Coulthard
Francis Couvares
Elizabeth Couvares
Lou Cove
Rosemary Cowell
Christoph Cox
David Cox
Alfred Crosby
Kerry Crosby
Thomas Crossman
Donald Crutch
Jennifer Curiale
Alison Curphey
Kia Custard
Jaana Cutson
Janet Daisley
Carlo Dallapiccola
Abby Dallmann
Alan Dallmann
Nathan Daman
Paul Darby
Munmun Das
Satyabrota Das
James David
Brian Davies
Charlie Davies
Leticia Davies
Tom Davies
Barbara Davis*
Jane Davis
Malcolm Davis
Christine Dejong
Brigid Demers
Becky Demling*
Jacob Demling
Peter Demling*
David Denno
Marilyn Denny
Mario Depillis
Dimi Derose
Karen Desantis
William DeVore
Amy Dicaprio
Laurel Dickey
Victoria Dickson*
Karen Dimock
Steve Dimock
Diane Dix
Deborah Dizard
Jan Dizard
William Doerr
James Dolan
Mary Donoghue
Robert Doran
Thomas Dougherty
Lea Douville*
Brian Doyle

Laura Draucker
John Driscoll
Priscilla Drucker
Leslie Dubinsky
Steven Dunn*
Maria Dye
Beth Eagleson
Zac Early
Nancy Eddy*
Sara Eddy
Lee Edwards
Chris Eggemeier
Sara Eggemeier
Missy Vineyard Ehrgood
Tom Ehrgood*
Sarah Eisinger
Khalid Elkalai
Joe Elkinton
Reed Elkinton
Barry Elkinton
Kelly Erwin*
Burt Ewart
Kent Faerber*
Eva Dominique Beauvais Fairchild
Kristin Famighette
Michael Famighette
Timothy Farnham
Nick Fay
Roberta Federa
Barry Federman*
Richard Fein
Bob Feldman
Dan Feldman*
John Fenske
Bernadette Ferguson
Amy Finlay
Barbara Finlayson
Elizabeth Finn
Andrew Fisk
Brian Fitzgerald
Meghan Fitzgerald
Mike Floquet
Anne Marie Foley Ruiz
Dave Follette
Kate Follette
Robin Fordham*
Jon Foster*
Judy Frank
Barbara Freed
Gordon Freed*
Gillian Freeman
Patrick Freeman
Andy French
Katharine Fretwell
Tom Fricke
Yuri Friman*
Elaine Fronhofer*
Tina Furcolo
Joan Gallinaro
Louis Gallinaro
Robert Gardener
Elizabeth Garland
Graysen Garrett Peltier
Amy Gates
Paul Gerstein
Linda Gianesin
Julio Giarrusso
Michael Giles*
David Gillham*
Deborah Gilmore
Melissa Giraud*
Gabriel Gladstone
David Glassberg
Laurel Glocheski
Craig Goff
Sarah Goff
Eugene Goffredo
Kristen Golden
Evelyn Goldenberg
Scott Goldman
Joshua Goldstein
Irma Gonzalez
Rebecca Gonzalez-Kreisberg
Jody Goodman
Lillian Gordon*
William Gorth
Paul Goulston
Caroline Goutte
Nicholas Grabbe
Daniel Grant
Andrew Grant-Thomas*
Christine Gray-Mullen
Oressa Gray-Mullen
Peter Gray-Mullen*
Daniel Greaney
Angelina Green
Nancy Gregg*
Julie Grette
Maryann Grim
Meir Gross
Jerry Guidera*
Paul Hamel
Ginny Hamilton
Michael Hanke
Susan Hanley
David Hanneke
Mandi Jo Hanneke*
Samuel Hannigan
Sherrill Harbison
Alan Harchik
Amy Harchik
Mary Harraghy
Lucas Harrington-Abend
Betsy Hartmann
Bryan Harvey*
Jill Hathaway
Aaron Hayden*
Bennett Hazlip
Phoebe Hazzard*
Karen Helfer
Sheila Hemeon-Heyer
Eugene Herman
Anne Herrington
Traci Hess
Deirdre Hiam
Rob Higley
Jonathan Hirsh
Jonathan Hite
Mary Hocken
James Hoerle
Rosalind Hoffa
William Hoffa
Chris Hoffmann*
Kursten Holabird
Susan Holland
Todd Holland
Jennifer Holme
Dawn Holmes
Adam Honig
Rick Hood*
Jeanne Horrigan
Carrie Hosman
Christopher Huenneke
Amy Hunter
Jason Incorvati
Valerie Ivy
Chowdhury Jabed
Peter Jacoby
Barbara Jemsek
Jack Jemsek
Abbie Jensen*
Peter Jessop
Paul Jodka
Carol Johnson*
Jane Johnson
Jeannie Johnson
Julie Johnson
Roy Johnson*
Ruth Johnson
Thomas Johnson
Jennifer Johnsrud
Dolly Jolly*
Gerry Jolly*
Emily Jones
Roger Jones
Ruth Jones
Sheilah Jones*
Jeanne Juster
Norton Juster
Haviland Justice
Dana Kadish
Deborah Kahn
Eugene Kang
Jacquelyn Kang
David Kaufman
Mandip Kaur
Ian Kaye
Skeg Kendall
John Kennedy
Lisa Kent
Mary Kiely
Shoshona King
Barbara King-Shaver
Asha Kinney
Sarah Kinney
Masa Kinoshita
Toichiro Kinoshita
Lisa Kittredge
Brian Klaes
Mary Klaes
Jan Klausner-Wise*
Walt Kohler
Wendy Kohler
John Kowaleski
Laura Kozak
Daniel Kramer*
Lil Kravitz
Peter Kravitz
Matthew Kreuzer
Betsy Krogh
Connie Kruger*
Bernie Kubiak*
Jean Kuhn
John Kuhn
Kate Kuhn
Noah Kuhn*
Boyd Kynard
Janice Kynard
Nelson Lacey
Matthew Lackner
Kyra Lacour
Niels Lacour*
Ross Lacour
Sarah Lacour*
Lola Ladin
Laetitia Lafollette
Miream Laguerra Sierra
Rory Lambert-Wright
Peter Landstrom
Keith Langsdale
Ray Laraja*
Taryn Laraja*
Liz Larson*
Nat Larson
Jane Laskey
Nancy Lattuca
Sherri Lawrence
Carole Learned-Miller
Erik Learned-Miller
Ken Leblond
Mat Lebowitz*
Laura Leclair
Pam Ledoux
Alex Lefebvre*

Bob Lefebvre
Ethan Lefebvre
Janice Lefebvre
Jeff Lefebvre
Jennifer Lefort
Bill Leonard
Deb Leonard
Eleanor Lepak
Kristin Leutz
Simon Leutz*
Adrienne Levine
Fred Levine*
C Lillya
Sandy Lillydahl
Paula Lima-Jones
Bill Lindsey
Ellen Brout Lindsey
Rebecca Lindsey
Matthew Linn
Josiah Litant
John Lloyd
Gerald Robert Locke
Andrew Logan
Lynn Logan
Thomas Long
John Loos
Mary Lowen
Ralph Lowen
Susan C Lowery, MD
Helen Lucas
Adam Lussier
James MacAllister
Peter MacConnell
Susan MacConnell
Bo Mack
Karen Mack
Kyna MacKey
Richard Madowitz
Jane Magee
Jeffrey Magner
Carl Mailler
Carolyn Mailler
Arthur Mange
Nina Mankin*
Charles Mann
Emilia Mann
Ray Mann
Blake Marcus
Julie Marcus*
Mickey Marcus
Nathan Margalit
Pearl-Anne Margalit
Maureen Marino
Robin Marion
Tracy Marion
Liz Markovits
Janet Marquardt
Pamela Marsh-Williams
Sarah Marshall
Linda Marston
Anne Martineau
Shawn Martineau
Peter Marvin
Jim Masteralexis
Lisa Masteralexis
Ernest May
Mariela McAllister
Rob McAllister
Jon McCabe
Andrew McCallum
Donna Kachites McCallum
Bruce McCandless
Mark McCandlish
John McCarran
Savannah McCartny
Arthur McCollum
Bryan McCreary
Allison McDonald*
Jock McDonald
Cammie McGovern*
Constance McGovern
Carroll McGrathhood
Cynthia McHale
Michael McHale
Betsy McInnis
Alison McIntire
Dan McMurrer
Lucy McMurrer
Joel Melendez
Ian Mellor
Ellen Mentin
Amadee Meyer
Meredith Michaels
Peter Michaels
Keith Michel
Susanne Michel
Edward Mientka*
Hillary Milens
Bill Miller*
Daniel Miller
James Miller
Julie Miller
Michael Millner
Michele Miller
George Milne
Kay Moran*
Monica Moran
Richard Morel
David Moriarty
Robert Moriarty
Alice Morse*
Richard Morse*
Marcelia Muehlke
William Mullin*
Betsy Mullins*
David Mullins*
Mohamed Nagooradumai
Robert Nakosteen
Deborah Napier
Sanjay Nawalkha
Cathy Neale
Brenda Nelson
Cindy Nelson
Rolf Nelson
Deborah Neubauer
Thomas Neuburger
Johanna Neumann
Daniel Neville
Catherine Newman
Susan Niditch
Jonathan Niedzielski
Derek Noble
David Noonan
Claudia Nunez Saravia
Victor Andres Nunez-Ortiz
Judi Nydon
Tom O’Brien
Barry O’Connell*
Kristin O’Connell*
William O’Connell
Margot Shea O’Connor*
Stephen O’Connor*
Alethea O’Donnell
Patricia O’Hara
Justyne Ogdahl
Curtis Ogden
John Olver
Anastasia Ordonez
Aaron Osborne
Allegra Osborne
Naomi Ossar*
Colleen Osten
Anita Page
Phyllis Paige
Mark Parent*
Sandra Parent
Charles Parham
Chris Pariseau
Suzanne Parker
Ted Parker*
Marilyn Patton
Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham*
Claudia Pazmany
Tripp Peake
Jeffrey Peddar
Bruce Penniman
Dale Peterson
Lorna Peterson
Donna Petitt
Emily Petitt
Philip Petitt
Chris Pilsner*
J Pilsner
Rick Pilsner
Pennington Pitts*
Christine Plette
Claudia Plimpton
Edward Plimpton
Josh Polak
Joseph Polino
Maria Polino
Barbara Porter
Catharine Porter
Sharon Povinelli*
Steven Prothers
Lucille Pulitzer
Maureen Raab*
Tamara Rahhal
Lisa Raine
Simon Raine
Alan Rainford*
Sheila Rainford
Bob Rakoff
Anita Rao
Karla Rasche
Lindsay Read
Oliver Reams
Elizabeth Reardon
Maureen Reed-McNally
Nick Reich
Melinda Reid
Luke Remage-Healey*
Stuart Remensnyder
Calvin Renfrow
Dale Renfrow
Irv Rhodes*
Jesse Rhodes
Paul Ricard
Dale Rice
Douglas Rice
Laura Rice
Robert Rice
Carol Richardson
Jim Richardson
Susan Richardson
Pam Rietkerk
Margaret Riley
Michael Ringler
Robert Ritchie
Jason Roach
Hubert Robert
Barry Roberts*
Katherine Roberts
Margaret Robertson
John Robinson
Lucy Robinson
Matthew Robison
Kristen Roeder*
Matthew Roehrig
Stephan Rogers
Betty Romer
Robert Romer
John Root
Anthony Rosa
Meg Rosa*

Paul Rosa
Betty Rosbottom
Ronald Rosbottom
Theodore Rosenberg
Evan Ross
Gareth Ross
Sara Ross*
Michael Rossen*
Carol Rothery
Kristine Royal
Richard Roznoy*
Susan Roznoy*
Angela Russo
Christopher Ryan
Edward Ryan
George Ryan*
Jeanne Ryan
Matthew Sadof
Haneef Sahabdeen
Mary Sailer
Robert Sailer
Marcy Sala*
Jonathan Salvon
Seny Yin Salvon
Karen Sanchez-Eppler
Sarah Sanford
Austin Sarat*
Bob Saul*
Janet Saulsberry
Margaret Sawyer
Alan Sax
Lauren Schattin
Evelynn Scherer
Charlie Scherpa*
Kathleen Scherpa
Anne Schewe
Charles Schewe
Patrick Schilling
Suzanne Schilling*
Leah Schmalzbauer
Karen Schmitt
Timothy Schmitt
Lindsay Schnarr
Nathan Schnarr
Rebecca Schneider
Roxanne Schneider
Kate Schreiber
Steve Schreiber*
Greg Schwartz
Jean Schwartz*
Nancy Schwartz
Peggy Schwartz
Carole Schweid
Paul Schweid
Anna Scully
Brian Scully
Meredith Sen
Ryan Severin
Steve Severin
Suzanne Severin
Carol Sharick*
Meghan Sharick
Melanie Sharick
Ray Sharick
David Sharken
Philip Shaver*
Karen Sheingold
Dan Sheldon
Heather Sheldon
Renata Shepard
Jacqueline Sheridan
Thomas Shin
Stanley Shore
Jill Shulman*
Deborah Shumway
Maura Siano
Jessica Sidman
Amy Siege
Peter Siegelman
Edwin Simmons
Rebecca Sinos
Doug Slaughter
Robert Sleigh
Dave Slovin
Benedict Smar
Audrey Smith*
Betsy Smith
Cheryl Smith
James Smith
Robert Snyder
Lisa Solowiej
James Soper
Jennifer Soper
Katherine Soper
Eugenio Sorcinelli
Mary Sorcinelli
Judith Souweine
Elizabeth Souza*
Dianna Spaulding
Peter Spencer
Blake Spirko
Colton Spirko
Michele Spirko*
Kerry Spitzer*
Marcia Sporny
Amy Springer
Megan St Marie
Sean St Marie
Adrian Stair
William Stapleton
Andy Steinberg*
Valerie Steinberg*
Abby Stern
Cheryl Stetler
Emily Stewart
Karen Stiles
Ellen Story*
Victoria Strauss
Eric Strieter
Greg Stutsman
Evelyn Sullivan
Marylou Sullivan
Mike Sullivan*
Sandra Sulsky
Boyer Susan
Andrew Sussman
Morena Svaldi
Gertrude Swain
Trudi Goheen Swain
Amy Sweeting
Jamie Sweeting
Candi Talley
Jane Taubman
Margaret Taylor
Charlie Tebbetts
Joan Temkin*
Linda Terry
Helen Thelen*
Brian Thomson
Patricia Thompson
Sarah Thompson
Trisha Thompson
Joshua Thomson
Jane Thurber
Baer Tierkel*
Zeke Tierkel
Deborah Timberlake*
Grant Todd
Margaret Todd
Joseph Torras
Sharon Tracey
Susan Tracy*
Jeanne Traester
Kathleen Traphagen*
Frederick Treyz
Todd Tripp
Kate Troast*
Kevin Trousdale
Scott Tulay
Leila Tunnell
Charles Turcotte
Dominick Usher
Nicola Usher*
Tyll Van Geel
Alan Van Giessen
Will Van Heuvelen
Jen Vanderleeden
Kevin Vanderleeden*
Fran VanTreese*
Sharon Vardatira*
John Varner
Wendy Varner
Anne Vexler
Norman Vexler
Peter Vickery*
Katherine Vorwerk
Jaime Wagner
James Wagner
Susan Waite
Jane Wald*
Jim Wald*
James Walker
Todd Walker
James Wallace
Peter Wan
Jing Wang
Suzanne Warren
David Washburn
Laura Washburn
Marion Waskiewicz
Dolores Waterman
Laura Wear
Wendi Weber*
Richard Weinberg
Lynne Weintraub*
Nancy Weld
Darrell Wells
John Wells
Peter Wells
Terrell Wells
Liz Welsh*
Laura Wenk
Sandra Wentworth-Miller
Molly Whalen*
Connie White
Paula White
Nate Whitmal*
Maryanna Whittemore
Robert Whittemore
Shirley Whittemore
Dyan Wiley
Eric Wilkinson
Jessica Wilkinson*
Elizabeth Williams
Marion Williams
Michael Williamson
Cheryl Wilson
Jeremy Wise
Nina Wishengrad*
Walter Wolnik*
Kristin Worgess
Paul Wright*
Wendy Yaffe
Brian Yellen
Maria Yorgakopoulou
Joanne Zander Fox
Erika Zekos*
Ali Ziomek
Daniel Ziomek
Emily Ziomek
Chris Zobel
Katie Zobel
Cate Zolkos
Timm Zolkos

 

updated on March 27, 2018

* denotes a current or former Town Meeting member.