Boards and Committees - Williamstown, MA
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ELECTED OFFICIALS

Select Board

The Select Board monitors the activities of the municipal government and Town Manager. It reviews and approves warrant articles for Town Meetings. The Select Board also performs a variety of statutory functions related to water, sewer, alcoholic beverage licenses, fuel storage permits, cemeteries, parks, and roads.

selectboard@williamstownma.gov

Jeffrey Thomas, Chair

Hugh Daley

Andrew Hogeland

Jane Patton

Anne O’Connor

 

Moderator

The Town Moderator chairs Annual and Special Town Meetings. The Moderator also appoints members to the Finance Committee.

afilson@williamstownma.gov

Adam Filson

 

Planning Board

The Planning Board is responsible for overseeing the long term land use patterns of Williamstown through the Zoning Bylaw, Subdivision Rules, and Master Planning process. The Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 7 PM. All members of the public are welcome to join the Board’s discussions on the development patterns in our community. For the Board’s current activities click here.

planningboard@williamstownma.gov

Stephanie Boyd, chair

Chris Winters

Susan Puddester

Dante Birch

Alex Carlisle

Library Trustees at Milne Public Library

The Library Trustees oversee the activities and operations of the Milne Public Library.

413-458-5369

Karen Kowitz

Charles Boneti

Pat Wilk

Deb Dimassimo

Peter Mehlin

Bridget Spann

Micah John Manary

 

Housing Authority

The Williamstown Housing Authority is responsible for providing fair and safe housing to eligible families and individuals regardless of age considerations in accordance with Massachusetts Chapter 667 Public Housing guidelines.

 

wmstnha@outlook.com

413-458-8282

David Mangun

Nancy LaValley

Judith BomBardier

Peter Mehlin

APPOINTED BY THE MODERATOR

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee considers the relative need, impact, timing, of town expenditures and the effect each will have on the financial position of the Town. It reviews the annual budget prepared by the Town Manager and recommends a final budget for approval at the Annual Town Meeting. For the Committee’s current activities, click here.

 

Beth Goodman, Chair
Elaine Neely
Melissa Cragg
Stephen Sheppard
Doris Karampatsos
Michael Sussman
Charles Fox
Paula Consolini
Susan Stetson Clarke

APPOINTED BY THE SELECT BOARD

Affordable Housing Committee

Van Ellet
Leigh Short
Alison O’Grady
Vivienne Jaffe
Joan Rubel

 

Affordable Housing Trust

Stan Parese
Thomas Sheldon
Anne O’Connor
Patrick Quinn
Liz Costley
Ruth Harrison
Van Ellet

 

Agricultural Commission

agcom@williamstownma.gov

Sarah Gardner, chair
Bridget Spann
Bill Galusha
Brian Cole
Darryl Lapinski
Chris Sabot, alt.
Leslie Reed Evans, alt.

 

Community Preservation Committee

For the Committee’s current activities click here.

jhoch@williamstownma.gov

Jane Patton, Chair
Joe Finnegan
Phil McKnight
Susan Puddester
Susan Stetson Clarke
Peter Mehlin
Jason Hoch

 

Constables

Paul Yarter
Andrew Bernardy

 

Cultural Council of Northern Berkshires

Jane Hudson
Holly Edwards

 

Fence Viewers

Richard Ally

 

Hoosac Water Quality District

Elaine Neely
Don Clark

Mobile Home Rent Control Board

Jack Nogueira
David Levine
John Luczynski

 

Municipal Scholarship Committee

Kim Grady
Kris Kirby
Linda Brown
Donna Denelli-Hess
Jeanne Delisio, chair

 

Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee

Tim Carr, Chair
Lisa Corkins
Brian Gill
Danielle Gonzalez
Beth McLean
Anne O’Connor
Brian O’Grady

 

Registrars of Voters

mkennedy@williamstownma.gov

Mary Kennedy (D)
Kurt Gabel (R)
Mark Windover (D)
Robert A. Jones (R)

 

Sign Commission

Anne Singleton
Kathy Thompson
Alexander Davis

 

Spruces Land Use Committee

Andy Hogeland, chair
Libby Bartels
Leslie Reed-Evans
Tom Hyde
Nick Wright
Dick Schlesinger
Peter Wells
David Rempell

 

Berkshire Regional Transit Authority

bogrady@williamstownma.gov

Brian O’Grady

 

Zoning Board of Appeals

For the Board’s current activities click here.

Andrew Hoar, chair
David Levine
Keith Davis
Ryan Neathawk
Rob Matthews
Vince Pesce, alt.

APPOINTED BY THE TOWN MANAGER

1753 House Committee

Andrus Burr
Marilyn Faulkner
Lauren Stevens
Keith Davis
Sarah Currie
Henry Art
David Loomis
Keith Davis

 

Board of Assessors

clamarre@williamstownma.gov

David Westall
Thomas Elder
Chris Lamarre, Chair

 

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission

413-442-1521

Amy Jeschawitz, appointed by the planning board
Roger Bolton

 

Council on Aging

bogrady@williamstownma.gov

Brian O’Grady, Director
Martin Greenstein
Judith BomBardier
Alice Gagnier
Anne Jones
Susan Puddester
Patricia Picard
Elaine Keyes
Jody Green
Pam Burger, Chair

 

Emergency Management

jhoch@williamstownma.gov

Jason Hoch

Conservation Commission

For the Commission’s current activities click here.

concom@williamstownma.gov

Lauren Stevens, Chair
Phil McKnight
Tim Carr
Stephanie Boyd
Michael Evans
Katherine Wolfgang
Henry Art

 

Forest Warden

rdaniels@williamstownma.gov

Richard Daniels

 

Tree Warden

413-281-4335

Bob McCarthy

 

Health Inspector

jkennedy@williamstownma.gov

Jeffrey Kennedy

 

Board of Health

jkennedy@williamstownma.gov

Jeffrey Kennedy
Edwin Stuebner, MD
James Parkinson, MD
Ruth Harrison
Marcia Tessier
Ronald Stant, Chair

 

Historical Commission

Sarah Currie
Linda Conway
Andrus Burr
Patricia Leach

Interested in serving on a Board or Committee - please fill out a Citizen Activity Form.
All Board and Committee members must review State Ethics Guidelines and provide a certificate of completion from the State Ethics Test.