Jennifer Taub



Accountability, Transparency, Common Sense

Jennifer Taub, candidate for Amherst, MA Town Council representing District 3

Well, we did it!

Thank you for your support, advice, and encouragement over the past weeks. I’m honored and excited to join Dorothy Pam in representing District 3 on Town Council. This could not have happened without each and every one of you. As predicted, the final tally came down to double digits. Every vote truly counted.

For me, the most inspiring and enjoyable part of campaigning was the chance to meet so many residents in our district. Let’s keep the conversation going!

I’m eager to get to work as your Town Councilor. Please don’t hesitate to email or call with any questions, concerns, or suggestions you may have. I’m here for you.

Again, many thanks for this opportunity to serve our community.

Warmest regards,

Why I want to represent District 3

Ten years ago, my husband, Steve, and I moved to Amherst. We intentionally chose to live in a downtown-adjacent neighborhood, within walking distance to shops and eateries, Kendrick Park, the Town Common, and Amherst Cinema.

Living between Town and the University, it quickly became apparent that maintaining a diverse, multi-generational, family-friendly neighborhood of year-round homeowners and renters required vigilance, organization and active community involvement. Within weeks of calling District 3 home, I joined the Coalition of Amherst Neighborhoods to help to pass rental permitting and establish the N. Prospect-Lincoln-Sunset Local Historic District (LHD).

As we emerge from a year and a half like no other, I’d be honored to represent District 3 on our Town Council. Together as a community, we can forge a path that brings Amherst into the future – restoring its vibrancy and commercial base, without losing the small-town New England vibe that makes our town the very unique and special place that it is.

Kendrick Park, in Amherst, MA - Town Council, District 3
Kendrick Park, in Amherst, MA - Town Council, District 3

Accountability – Too often, it feels as though decisions have been made prior to public hearings, leaving constituents feeling that their concerns and opinions don’t matter. As Town Councilor, I will be accountable to the residents of District 3. I will be guided by your input, concerns, and best interests when helping to formulate policy and voting on bylaws that directly impact your daily lives, your neighborhood, and the near and long-term future of Amherst.

Transparency – Local government decisions that shape your community should not be pre-agreed upon and then presented to the public as a “done deal.” If I have the honor of representing District 3, when there’s something going on that I know about – you’ll know about it too.

Common Sense – Permitting large apartment complexes downtown without requiring on-site parking simply makes no sense.