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Town Board Meeting Videos

The video of the Town Board meeting from Wednesday March 25, 2020 has been uploaded to the Town website and is now available for viewing. Please click the link below to view this and other Town Board agendas, minutes, and meeting videos.

Erie County, NY Department of Health: Coronavirus Information


All Town of Amherst Board and Committee meetings (with the exception of the Town Board) will be cancelled for 30 days through April 14, 2020 or until further notice. In addition, Amherst Town Hall at 5583 Main Street is closed to the public and public access will be by appointment only.

  • Town Clerk: 716-631-7021 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (until further notice)
  • Assessor: 716-631-7038
  • Building Department: 716-631-7080
  • Planning Department: 716-631-7051
  • Purchasing/Contracts: 716-631-7007
  • Bids: 716-631-7007
  • Human Resources: 716-631-7025

For all other appointment requests, please call 716-631-7013 or 716-631-7032.

Town of Amherst Courts and Village of Williamsville Courts

All non-essential Town and Village of Williamsville court functions have been POSTPONED and all Town and Village Court buildings are CLOSED. Please see this Press Release for details

Bid Openings

Town of Amherst bid openings will be live streamed and recorded. The public will not be allowed to attend bid openings in person. Please see the links below for either the live stream or recordings. All bids are due according to their published times. The bid openings for Tue., March 23, 2020 will begin at 12:30 PM.

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Amherst Schools & Education

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Programs /  Teen Programs & Opportunities

Amherst Youth Consortium (8th Grade and above)

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Amherst Youth Consortium members are students who have pledged to be nicotine, alcohol and other drug-free and to be visible role models who live healthy lifestyles. Their work includes presenting information, facilitating discussions, and engaging children, youth and adults in activities which promote wellness, asset building and good decision making.

For more information about this program, contact Kathy Mobarak-Miller at (716) 631-7132 x 7523.

Youth Engaged in Service (YES) (Ages 12-20)

The Youth Engaged in Service Volunteer Program provides the opportunity for young people ages 12-20 to contribute and participate in the community. Members will provide service by direct interaction with children, senior citizens, low-income families, persons who are mentally and/or physically challenged, and charitable organizations.

Spending time with members of the community will help young people to experience personal growth and gain an understanding of their community. Through volunteer service, young people will learn new skills, meet a variety of people and share their talents and special skills with those less fortunate.

For more information please contact Antonella Abbott, Director of Volunteers at (716) 631-7210 or aabbott@amherst.ny.us.

YouthWork$ (Ages 12-20)

Youth Works is a year-round extra job service which links Amherst residents in need of assistance in, or around their home, with Amherst youth ages 12-20 years who are a part of the program. Residents in need of assistance with jobs such as gardening, light housework, childcare, leaf raking, shoveling snow or other jobs should contact Youth Works to discuss your needs and ways that we may assist you.

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Town of Amherst ADA Coordinators are Robert McCarthy (Director of Human Resources) and Mark Berke (Commissioner of Buildings).

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The Town of Amherst takes great pride in providing useful, timely and accurate information through its official website. We encourage public participation in our website and ask that you provide your feedback to help us make our site even better. Contact the website administrator at toawebsite@amherst.ny.us.

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  • General Information:
    (716) 631-7000
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  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221