Planning Board

The North Adams Planning Board consists of nine members appointed by the Mayor and subject to confirmation by the City Council. Members of the Planning Board serve five-year terms and require reappointment by the Mayor and confirmation by the City Council. Vacancies occurring on the Board may be filled in the same manner, but only for the balance of an unexpired term.

The North Adams Planning Board is responsible for guiding growth and development in the community in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L c. 41 and relevant city ordinances. The Planning Board reviews and approves site plans and acts as the special permit granting authority for the City of North Adams. The Board also acts as an advisory body on other municipal land use, development, and planning regulations.

William Shanahan, Secretary 

413-662-3000 x3026

Mailing Address
Planning Board
City of North Adams
10 Main Street
North Adams, MA  01247

Members Seat Term Expiration
Brian Miksic Chair February 2026
Jesse Lee Eagan Poirer Member February 2024
Lisa Blackmer Member February 2024
Dean Bullett Member February 2028
Robert Burdick Member February 2025
Kyle Hanlon Member February 2026
Vacancy Member February 2027
Paul Senecal Member February 2027
Rye Howard
Member February 2026


Second Monday of each month in City Council Chambers on the first floor of City Hall. 

City Council Liaison
Lisa Blackmer

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas and minutes are posted with Meeting Materialsotherwise, they are available by contacting William Shanahan.