About Us

Amherst for All is a group of your friends, neighbors, and families who support year-round democracy in Amherst.  Some of us serve on Town Meeting.  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.  Some of us are local business people, some are academics, some work for nonprofits, and others are full-time parents.  Many of us are current and former Town Meeting members (names with an asterisk) – that’s right, over 135 Town Meeting members support eliminating Town Meeting.

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. 

Steven Abdow
Susan Abdow
Jonathan Adolph
David Ahlfeld*
L. Michael Alpert
Alfie Alschuler
Ericka Alschuler
Farah Ameen
Gregg Anderson*
Gavin Andresen*
Julianne Applegate
Chris Appy
Katherine Appy*
Mike April
Elizabeth Armstrong
John A. Armstrong
Sarah Auerbach*
Scott Auerbach
MaryLee Austin
Shalini  Bahl Milne
Susan Bain*
Erin Baker
Nat Barker
Rachel Barker
Beverly C. (Lee) Barstow
Chris Baxter
Suzanne Baxter
Michael Beganny
Stacey Beganny*
Andrew Bellak
Ellen Berek
Peter Berek
David Berkman
Iris Berkman
Ken Bernstein
Lisa Berry*
Grace Berte
Clare Bertrand*
Eric Bertrand
Glen Bertrand*
Grace Bertrand
Liam Bertrand
Vincent Biggs
Patricia Blauner*
Jeff Blaustein*
Marilyn Hecht Blaustein*
Peter Blier*
Matt Blumenfeld*
Paul Bobrowski*
Andrew Bohne*
Katherine Bohne
Jay Boice*
Paris Boice
Alvaro Lee Borrell
Maria Botelho
Ellen (Nellie) Boucher
Emily Boutilier
Rob Boutilier
Lee Bowie
Christopher S. Boyd
Kyle Boyd
Ryan Boyd
Patricia Branch
Stephen Braun*
Emily Breon
Elaine Brighty*
Dennis Bromery
Cheryl Brooks
Greg Brooks
Casey Brown
Eva Brown
Norman Brown
Michelle Budig
Nate Budington
Jim Bumgardner
John Burruto
Sylvia Burruto
Rich Cairn*
Sue Cairn
Elisa Campbell
Matheu Campbell
Claudia Canale-Parola
Bob Carkhuff
Marisa Casey
James Chambers
Rebecca Spencer Chambers
Gina Chaplain
Jacob Chapman
Rachel Chapman
Erin Cherewatti
Audrey Child*
Roland Chilton
Andy Churchill*
Caleb Churchill
Graham Churchill
Jackie Churchill*
Chris Cianfrani
Darren Clapprood
Meri Clark
Ethan Clotfelter*
Eric Cochrane
Scott Cochrane
Kenneth S. Cohen
Sarah Cohen
Emily Coleman
Janaya Collins
Paul Collins
Gretchen Conklin
KC Conlan
Joe Cook
Lisa M. Cook
Abby Coren
John Coull*
Amy Coulthard
Betty Couvares
Frank Couvares
Christoph Cox
David Cox
Al Crosby
Kerry Crosby
Thomas Crossman
Alison Curphey
Kia Custard
Jaana Cutson
Janet Daisley
Carlo Dallapiccola
Abby Dallmann
Alan Dallmann
Nathan Daman
Munmun Das
Satyabrota Das
James David
Brian Davies
Charles Davies
Tom Davies
Christene DeJong
Brigid Demers
Becky Demling*
Jacob Demling
Peter Demling*
Karen C. DeSantis
Laurel Dickey
Victoria Dickson
Karen Dimock
Diane Dix
William Doerr
James Dolan
Mary Donoghue
Thomas E. Dougherty
Brian Doyle
Laura Draucker
John Driscoll
Priscilla Drucker
Leslie Dubinsky
Steve Dunn*

Maria Dye
Zac Early
Nancy Eddy
Sara Eddy
Lee Edwards
Sara Eggemeier
Tom Ehrgood*
Khalid Elkalai
Barry Elkinton
Joseph Elkinton
Reed Elkinton
Catherine Epstein
Kent Faerber*
Kristin Famighette
Michael Famighette
Nick Fay
Barry Federman*
Daniel Feldman*
Robert Feldman
Todd Felton*
Bernadette Ferguson
Barbara Finlayson
Elizabeth Finn
Annemarie Foley Ruiz
David Follette
Robin Fordham*
Jon Foster*
Ingrid Frau
Manuel Frau-Ramos*
Barbara Freed
Gordon Freed*
Gillian Freeman
Patrick Freeman
Andrew French
Tom Fricke
Yuri Friman*
Elaine Fronhofer*
Tina Furcolo
Graysen Garrett
Amy Gates
Linda Gianesin
Michael Giles*
David Gillham*
Melissa Giraud*
David Glassberg
Sarah Goff
Eugene Goffredo
Evelyn Goldenberg
Scott Goldman
Joshua Goldstein
Irma V. Gonzalez
Rebecca Gonzalez-Kreisberg
Jody Goodman
William Gorth
Paul Goulston
Caroline Goutte
Nicholas Grabbe
Daniel Grant
Andrew Grant-Thomas*
Christine Gray-Mullen
Oressa Gray-Mullen
Peter Gray-Mullen*
Julie Grette
MaryAnn Grim
Jerry Guidera*
Paul Hamel
Ginny Hamilton
Sue Hanley
David Hanneke
Mandi Jo Hanneke*
Samuel Hannigan
Sherrill Harbison
Alan Harchik
Amy Harchik
Cathy Harraghy
Lucas Harrington
Betsy Hartmann
Bryan Harvey*
Jill Hathaway
Aaron Hayden*
Bennett Hazlip
Phoebe Hazzard*
Luke Healey*
Robert Higley
Jon Hite
Mary Hocken
Rosalind Hoffa
William Hoffa
Chris Hoffmann*
Kursten Holabird
Adam Honig
Richard Hood*
Chris Huenneke
Amy Hunter
Jason Incorvati
Chowdhury Jabed
Peter Jacoby
Abbie Jensen*
Peter Jessop*
Carol Johnson*
Jeannie Johnson
Roy Johnson*
Jennifer Johnsrud
Dolly Jolly*
Jerry Jolly*
Emily Jones
Roger Jones
Sheilah Jones*
Jeanne Ray Juster
Norton Juster
Deborah Kahn
David Kaufman
Ian Kaye
John Kennedy
Lisa Kent
Mary Kiely
Shoshona King
Barbara King-Shaver
Asha Kinney
Brian Klaes
Mary Klaes
Jan Klausner-Wise*
Walt Kohler
Wendy Kohler
John Kowaleski
Laura Kozak
Daniel Kramer*
Lilian Kravitz
Peter Kravitz
Bernie Kubiak*
Jeanie Kuhn
John Kuhn
Noah Kuhn*
Kyra la Cour
Niels la Cour*
Ross la Cour
Sarah la Cour*
Raymond La Raja*
Taryn La Raja*
Matthew Lackner
Lola Ladin
Rory Lambert-Wright
Peter Landstrom
Keith Langsdale
Elizabeth Larson*
Nat Larson
Jane Laskey
Sherri Lawrence
Kenneth LeBlond
Mat Lebowitz*
Laura Leclair
Alex Lefebvre*
Jennifer Lefort
Ellen Lepak
Simon Leutz*

Fred Levine*
C. Peter Lillya
Paula M. Lima Jones
Ellen Lindsey
Rebecca Lindsey
William Lindsey
Josiah Litant
Mary Ann Lowen
Ralph Lowen
Susan Lowery
Helen Lucas
Adam Lussier
Peter W. MacConnell
Susan MacConnell
Karen Mack
Jane Magee
Jeffrey Magner
Carl Mailler
Carolyn Mailler
Arthur Mange
Nina Mankin*
Charles Mann
Ray K. Mann
Blake Marcus
Julie Marcus*
Mickey Marcus
Nathan Margalit
Pearl-Anne Margalit
Maureen Marino
Robin Marion
Tracy Marion
Elizabeth Markovits
Pamela Marsh-Williams
Sarah Marshall
Linda Marston
Anne Martineau
Shawn Martineau
Peter Marvin
James T. Masteralexis
Ernie May
Jon McCabe
Andrew McCallum
Donna McCallum
Bruce McCandless
Savannah McCartny
Artie McCollum
Bryan McCreary
Allison McDonald*
John McDonald
Cammie McGovern*
Carroll McGrath Hood
Cynthia McHale
Michael McHale
Betsy McInnis
Alison McIntire
Lucy McMurrer
Ellen Mentin
Amadee Meyer
Meredith Michaels
Peter Michaels
James Miller
Julie Miller
William Miller*
Michael Millner
Kay Moran*
Monica Moran
Richard Morel
David Moriarty
Alice Morse*
Richard Morse*
Marcelia Muehlke
William Mullin*
Betsy Mullins
David Mullins*
Robert Nakosteen
Deb Napier
Cathleen Neale
Brenda Nelson
Deborah Neubauer
Tom Neuburger
Johanna Neumann
Daniel Neville
Jon Niedzielski
David Noonan
Victor Nunez Ortiz
Claudia Nunez Saravia
Judi Nydon
Thomas O’Brien
Kristin O’Connell*
William O’Connell
Margot Shea O’Connor*
Stephen O’Connor*
Patricia O’Hara
Justyne Ogdahl
John Olver
Aaron Osborne
Allegra Osborne
Colleen Osten
Anita Page
Mark Parent*
Sandra Parent
Charles Parham
Chris Pariseau
Ted Parker*
Marilyn Patton
Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham
Tripp Peake
Bruce Penniman
Dale Peterson
Lorna Peterson
Chris Pilsner*
Penny Pitts*
Claudia Plimpton
Edward Plimpton
Josh Polak
Joseph Polino
Maria Polino
Barbara Porter
Sharon Povinelli*
Steven Prothers
Maureen Raab*
Lisa Raine
Simon Raine
Bob Rakoff
Anita Rao
Karla Rasche
Lindsay Read
Maureen Reed-McNally
Nick Reich
Melinda Reid
Calvin T. Renfrow
Dale K. Renfrow
Irv Rhodes*
Jesse Rhodes
Susan Richardson
Pamela Rietkerk
Robert W. Ritchie
Lorna Ritz
Jason Roach
Hubert Robert
Barry Roberts*
Margaret Robertson
Matt Robison
Kristen Roeder*
Stephan Rogers
Betty Romer
Robert Romer
John Root
Anthony Rosa
Meg Rosa*
Paul Rosa
Betty Rosbottom
Ronald Rosbottom
Evan Ross
Gareth Ross

Sara Ross*
Michael Rossen*
Carol Rothery
Kristine Royal
Richard Roznoy*
Sue Roznoy*
Angela Russo
Ed Ryan
George Ryan*
Jeanne Ryan
Matthew Sadof
Marcy Sala*
Jonathan Salvon
Sarah Sanford
Austin Sarat*
Margaret Sawyer
Alan Sax
Anne Schewe
Charles Schewe
Patrick Schilling
Suzanne Schilling*
Leah Schmalzbauer
Karen Schmitt
Timothy Schmitt
Roxy Schneider
Stephen Schreiber*
Jean Schwartz*
Paul Schweid
Anna Scully
Brian Scully
Meredith Sen
Suzanne Severin
Carol Sharick*
Ray Sharick
Philip A. Shaver*
Karen Sheingold
Heather Sheldon
Renata Shepard
Tom Shin
Stanley Shore
Jill Shulman*
Maura Siano
Jessica Sidman
Amy Siege
Peter Siegelman
Carol Silver
Edwin E. Simmons
Rebecca Sinos
Robert Sleigh
Dave Slovin
Audrey Smith*
James Smith
Lisa Solowiej
Gino Sorcinelli
Mary Sorcinelli
Judith Souweine
Elizabeth Souza
Peter Spencer
Blake Spirko
Michele Spirko*
Kerry Spitzer*
Amy Springer
Megan St. Marie
Sean St. Marie
Adrian Stair
Andy Steinberg*
Valerie Steinberg*
Abby Stern
Cheryl Stetler
Emily Stewart
Karen Stiles Dunn
Ellen Story*
Victoria Strauss
Greg Stutsman
Evelyn Sullivan
Marylou Sullivan
Michael Sullivan*
Sandra Sulsky
Andrew Sussman
Morena Svaldi
G.G. Swain
Amy Sweeting
James Sweeting
Candace Talley
Jane Taubman
Charlie Tebbetts
Joan Temkin*
Linda Terry
Helen M. Thelen*
Sarah Thompson
Trisha Thompson
Joshua Thomson
Jane Thurber
Baer Tierkel*
Deborah Timberlake*
Grant Todd
Margaret Todd
Joseph Torras
Susan J. Tracy*
Jeanne Traester
Kathleen Traphagen*
Frederick Treyz
Todd Tripp
Kate Troast*
Leila Tunnell
Charles F. Turcotte
Dominick Usher
Nicola Mare Usher*
Tyll Van Geel
William Van Heuvelen
Fran Van Treese*
Kevin Vanderleeden*
Sharon Vardatira*
John Varner
Wendy Varner
Anne Vexler
Peter Vickery*
Jaime Wagner
James Wagner
Susan Waite
Jane Wald*
Jim Wallace
Jing Wang
Laura Wear
Wendi Weber*
Richard Weinberg
Lynne Weintraub*
Darrell Wells
Peter Wells
Terri Wells
Liz Welsh*
Laura Wenk
Connie White
Paula White
Maryanna Whittemore
Robert Whittemore
Shirley Whittemore
Jessica Wilkinson*
Elizabeth Williams
Cheryl B. Wilson
Jeremy Wise
Nina Wishengrad*
Walter Wolnik*
Kristin Worgess
Paul Wright*
Brian Yellen
Maria Yorgakopoulou
Joanne Zander Fox
Erika Zekos*
Ali Ziomek
Dan Ziomek
Emily Ziomek
Chris Zobel
Katie Allan Zobel

* denotes a current or former Town Meeting member.