Strategic Planning / Budget Process

Creating a Desired Future: An Integrated Approach to Strategic Thinking and Planning

Updating departmental strategic plans launched in 2013 has been a top priority for all departments within the Amherst Town Government. In FY14, department heads collaborated with their personnel to develop a range of multi-year plans and budgets – showing alternative tradeoffs in outcomes and expenditures required to deliver them. This, as will be the case every year, department heads are refreshing those plans based on changes in legislation, technology, best practices, demand for services, etc. that have occurred over the past year. These revised presentations are being shared publicly at Board of Selectmen meetings in September 2014.

The presentations, schedules, and additional information can be found on this page and will be updated as changes occur and more information becomes available. Please click on plan links as they become available.

Please see agenda postings for meeting start times and locations.


FY18 Strategic Plans and Budget Process:

Community Development -Presented November 14, 2016

Administration -Presented October 24, 2016

Amherst Fire Rescue -Presented October 19, 2016

Department of Public Works -Presented October 11, 2016

Recreation Department -Presented September 26, 2016

Library -Presented September 26, 2016

Police Department/Communications Center -Presented September 19, 2016

Tax Collector/Assessing Department -Presented September 19, 2016

FY17 Strategic Plans and Budget Process:

Administration – Presented October 26, 2015

Amherst Fire & Rescue – Presented October 13, 2015

Community Development – Presented September 14, 2015

Library – Presented September 28, 2015

Police Department – Presented September 14, 2015

Department of Public Works – Presented September 28, 2015

Recreation Department – Presented September 28, 2015

Tax & Assessing Department – Presented September 14, 2015


FY16 Strategic Plans and Budget Process:

Administration – Presented October 27, 2014

Amherst EMS Division – Presented October 27, 2014

Fire Department – Presented October 27, 2014

Police Department – Presented September 22, 2014

Office of Community Development – Presented September 22, 2014

Library – Presented September 22, 2014

Recreation Department – Presented September 22, 2014

Tax & Assessing Department – Presented October 14, 2014

Department of Public Works – Presented: October 14, 2014


FY15 Strategic Plans and Budget Process:

Board of Selectmen – Presented June 2013

Police Department Presented – September 9, 2013

EMS Department Presented – September 16, 2013

Fire Department Presented – September 30, 2013

Library Presented – September 30, 2013 

Office of Community Development – Presented: October 21, 2013

Department of Public Works – Presented: October 21, 2013

CIP Committee – Presented: October 28. 2013

Recreation Department – Presented: October 28, 2013

Town Administration – Presented: October 28, 2013

Board of Selectman – February 5, 2013 Presentation