Danielle PRAY

SELECTMAN

Photo credit © Josh Gibney

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I feel extremely fortunate to call Amherst my home and I am asking for your vote on Tuesday, June 8 to have the opportunity to serve the community that I love.

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MEET


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Danielle Pray




Hello, my name is Danielle Pray and I am running for selectman. I feel extremely fortunate to call Amherst my home. We are 10 year residents of Amherst and searched all over New England to find this little corner of the world. My family consists of my husband Steven along with our two children Emilie and Quinton. Steven and I strongly believe in serving our community and both of us are active in local organizations which serve a variety of citizens.


I took an early interest in participating in town and local activities and serve on several town committees and boards. This involvement has provided me with a solid and well-grounded foundation to advance to the position of selectman. This experience includes:

  • Zoning Board of Adjustment (2018 to the present; current Vice Chair)

  • Amherst Ways and Means Committee (since 2019)

  • Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Committee (since 2014; most recently as Chair)


As an Amherst Selectman I look forward to building upon the great strides that have been achieved thus far, hoping to leverage my experience and education for the betterment of Amherst.




I will work hard for our community

in the following areas:


  • Encourage and increase civic participation on town boards and commissions

  • Advocate for the historic, rural character of Amherst

  • Provide an open and transparent government that proactively engages and involves the town's residents

  • Support and establish a Broadband (Fiber) Advisory Committee to investigate upgrades to Amherst's technology amenities

  • Promote sound fiscal policy and practice in all town departments

  • Update and modernize our town ordinances to reflect residents' vision

  • Support essential town services including police, fire/rescue and DPW

  • Commit to being accessible to all residents (come meet me for coffee!)

" Dedicated to serving our community!"