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Amherst Conservation Advisory Council

Mission Statement

The Amherst Conservation Advisory Council provides advice to the Amherst Town Board and Planning Board regarding land use concerns such as environmental, open space and conservation issues. It is responsible, with the assistance of the Town Planning Department, for creating and maintaining the Open space Index, including a map showing all open space, public or private, within the Town. The ACAC also may comment on environmental quality and conservation issues related to rezoning and development proposals submitted for Town approval. The council meets monthly in public session.

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Jacqualine G. Berger, Councilmember


Alan Blackburn (M)  term expires  12/31/2021

Alison Chertack (M)  term expires  12/31/2022

Matthew D. Clabeaux (M)  term expires  12/31/2021

Dave Copeland, P.E. (M)  term expires  12/31/2021

Jonathan A.  LaVell (M)  term expires  12/31/2021

Elizabeth Graczyk Dagostino (O)  term expires  12/31/2021

Lois J. Shriver (O)  term expires  12/31/2021

Jeff Szatkowski (O)


(C) Chairperson
(CC) Co-Chairperson
(M) Member
(O) Resource Person
(S) Secretary
(V) Vice Chairperson

Meeting Location

Amherst Municipal Building
5583 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221

To verify, please call (716) 631-7013.

Meeting Dates

There are no scheduled meeting dates on this website for the Amherst Conservation Advisory Council

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