[Hidden-tech] Input sought for town of Amherst on tech needs

A - Z International az at a-zinternational.com
Mon Mar 26 13:29:01 EDT 2007

Hi all,

I have several people lined up to actually attend 
this meeting to advise those developing a master 
plan for the Town of Amherst, but there's lots of 
room to provide them advice through our list.

As someone who sat, until recently, on the 
economic development committee for the plan I can 
tell you that many folks in Amherst are living in 
the early 20th century (at best) or maybe circa 
1980. They need to understand more about the 
digital marketplace and virtual work place to 
build a plan that will be sustainable.

I'm seeking input on the list to bring to this 
meeting. It will be just as pertinent for your 
town (maybe more) as Amherst, so please don't 
hesitate to provide advice. Or you can reach me 
directly at az at a-zinternational.com.


Amy Zuckerman
Hidden-Tech Founder
Founder of Virtual Giving/Virtual Faith

Dear friend,

Where to build more housing? What open space to 
preserve? What type of zoning change can 
accomplish a higher density of mixed use 
development? These are significant 
questions.  The Town of Amherst is in the midst 
of completing a master plan. A land use draft has 
been produced in the process. Given the important 
work you do, I believe, it is fitting for me to 
invite you to come to the stakeholders meeting.

At this one-hour meeting, you will be briefed by 
ACP­the nationally acclaimed consulting firm 
which specializes conducting master planning in 
college towns like ours, of the draft land use 
plan.  The bulk of the meeting will be devoted to 
you and the interests you represent. As a 
selected participant, you can help to fine tune 
the draft and provide feedback to enrich the 
final land use product at the end.

The meeting will take place at 1:30 PM, Thursday, 
March 29 at the Amherst College Alumni House (off Spring Street).

As a member of the Amherst Select Board, I am 
fully aware of the constituency you represent and 
the level of expertise you posses. I sincerely 
hope you will accept my humble invitation and 
come to the stakeholder meeting on Amherst land use.

I am excited about the opportunity to work with 
you. I look forward to hearing from you. Please 
RSVP at your earliest convenience (253-4882; greeneyh at juno.com).

Thank you for your consideration,

Hwei-Ling Greeney
Member of Amherst Select Board
Comprehensive Planning Committee Liaison


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