The Town of Amherst is showing its support for the elimination of violence against women by bathing Victoria Square in orange light.
In doing so, the town is joining a worldwide effort led by the United Nations to light the world in orange as a reminder that in the year 2020 gender-based violence against women is on the rise.
The Corporate Services Department is a diversified group that provides high quality stewardship, reporting and services to the town’s departments, to external clients and stakeholders and to the citizens of Amherst.
“I instantly became part of the team that takes pride in serving the public and does such a great job tackling challenges and situations, and planning and delivering services no matter what issues arise,” Michael Hunter, the town’s newly appointed chief financial officer, said.
“The Amherst Fire Department will, under the direction of its chief and by the means of its members, commit to providing residents with the most capable fire and emergency service possible, while promoting safety and quality of life.”
That’s the mission statement of the Amherst Fire Department and one that the 54-member department works hard to live up to.
“As the chief of this department, I take great pride in the way the members tackle issues and situations, and plan and deliver service to the public no matter when the call comes in,” Fire Chief Greg Jones said recently.
Nov. 15-22, 2020, is Municipal Awareness Week in the Town of Amherst. The article below is the second of four outlining the role of some of the town’s departments.
They’ve each sworn to serve and protect. They’re the men and women of the Amherst Police Department.
“For each of us the greatest satisfaction in life comes from helping others, especially those whose life has not been so kind,” Police Chief Dwayne Pike says. “Every day we put on our uniform we have an opportunity to help others.”