Planning Board

The Planning Board is a board created by the Town with specific duties set forth in state law. The primary mission of the Board is two separate but complimentary processes. One is the preparation from time to time of plans and studies relevant to the future fabric of the community. Studies that focus on land use, housing, recreation and conservation, and business development are all relevant as is the community’s comprehensive master plan. Complimenting this mission is the board’s responsibility for enforcing the subdivision control act in the community and reviewing all proposals for zoning bylaw amendments as well as proposing bylaw amendments of its own. While not required by law good planning practice argues that these acts should always be performed with community support and within the vision prescribed by the plans and studies prepared by the Board. 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Current Agendas and Minutes and Documents and Permit Requests

 View Agendas and Minutes and Documents 2015 or earlier


  • Amy C. Jeschawitz, Chair (2019)
  • Ann K. McCallum, Vice-Chair (2020)
  • Christopher Kapiloff (2018)
  • Susan Puddester (2021)
  • D. Chris Winters (2017)
Planning Board members are elected to 5-year terms by the voters of Williamstown. Members may be contacted by email at through Planner Andrew Groff via

Important Links

Williamstown Codes (Including Zoning & Subdivisions)
Williamstown Property Maps (Includes Zoning Boundaries)
Berkshire Regional Planning Commission