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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.

Amherst IDA

Amherst Schools & Education

** Cancellations, Postponements, and Contact Information **

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Amherst Center For Senior Services /  About Us

For information regarding the Amherst Center For Senior Services please call (716) 636-3050

In 2018, we added close to 500 new members and our membership reached well over 9,000. Our members represent three distinct generations:

  • Leading Edge Baby Boomers (ages 55-64)
  • Silent Generation (ages 65-84)
  • GI Generation (ages 85+)

The Center assists approximately 700 older adults on a daily basis.

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Your membership entitles you to classes, clubs, events, programs and use of our 53,000 square foot facility. Our facility includes an art gallery, the Audubon Cafe, a billiard room, a card room, a gift shop, a library and weight room.

  • Town of Amherst residents 55 and older-$30 individual lifetime fee
  • Town of Amherst resident couple or household 55 and older-$50 lifetime fee
  • Non-Residents-$30 annually
  • Non-Resident couple or household 55 and older-$50 annually
  • Non-Resident lifetime membership-$100 individual lifetime fee
  • Non-Residents lifetime couple membership-$150 lifetime fee

Application must be submitted in person at Center. Please see How to Become a Member.

Please contact Tammy Jacobs for an appointment or with any membership questions at 636-3055, ext. 3172 or at tjacobs@amherst.ny.us.


We have over 80 classes offered several times a year. Classes cover many topics: Academic Studies, The Arts, Cards, Dance, Home Arts, Music, Physical Fitness, Yoga, Technology, and many more. We even offer evening classes. Please see Class Catalog for more information. If you need further class information, please contact Cindy Weiss at 636-3055, ext. 3109.


There are over 40 member only clubs within the Center. Each Club is led by a fellow member. To join a club, you can either attend a meeting or call the Club Leader. Please see Clubs.


You are never to old (or too young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being. The Center offers over 50 special events during any one month at the Center. Please see Network Newsletter for details.


The Center welcomes members of the LGBTQ community and hosts a monthly Silver Pride Tea to meet and discuss specific topics of interest. Please see Network Newsletter for details.

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The Town of Amherst Center for Senior Services is a human service agency serving the community’s older residents and their families. The Department’s mission is to foster the physical and mental well-being of senior citizens by providing educational and recreational activities, nutritional, health-related, social and support services, and opportunities for volunteerism. The Department is an advocate for senior citizens and seeks to promote and sustain independence or optimal level of well-being.

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.

Get in Touch

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