Master Plan

Envision Amherst


A survey to help guide the Amherst NH Master Plan update (Envision Amherst) was initiated in early December 2020 and closed on January 18, 2021. Members of the Master Plan Steering Committee did not know the level of response this survey would get – with some members thinking that 500 responses would be a good return and others hoping for 1,000 replies.

It is very gratifying to know that Amherst residents and businesses wanted to share their thoughts on the future of our town, and overwhelming numbers responded:  we received 1,815 responses. Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate.  In addition to mostly multiple-choice survey questions, there were also a number of open-response questions. We received 2,327 open-response inputs.

The results of the survey are posted in full below.  Please note that these results are unedited and unredacted.  Over the next few weeks, the Steering Committee will review the data and determine how to present the results in more manageable pieces.


The Committee will be scheduling meetings to discuss the survey results and how to best:

· Establish themes based on the survey responses and other relevant factors

· Establish theme working groups to create plans to address the theme

· Educate the Public (including how to become involved in the master planning process)

If you are interested in participating in the Master Plan process, please email Natasha Kypfer, Town Planner at


How does the Master Plan relate to the Zoning Ordinance? 
See an informative fact sheet from the Central Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Regional Commission, Michigan listed on our sidebar under "MP and ZO Fact Sheet".


Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Nic Strong 603-673-6041 x 204

Steering Committee Members

Dwight Brew
Christopher Yates
Tracie Adams
Jared Hardner
Tim Kachmar
William Ludt
Tom Gauthier
Joe Ilsley