Zoning Board of Appeals

The North Adams Zoning Board of Appeals consists of five members appointed by the mayor, and two associate members appointed by the Mayor. Members and associate members of the Zoning Board of Appeals serve five-year terms and require reappointment by the Mayor.  Vacancies occurring on the Board may be filled in the same manner, but only for the balance of an unexpired term.

The North Adams Zoning Board of Appeals is responsible for interpreting the North Adams Zoning Ordinance in appeals of denied building permits or other determinations of the Director of Inspection Services, and for hearing petitions for special permits and variances subject to the requirements M.G.L.  c. 40A.  Associate members of the Zoning Board of Appeals serve as members of the Board when regular members of the Board are excused from serving by reason of personal interest, illness, absence or inability to act.

William Shanahan, Secretary

413-662-3000 x3026

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

Members Seat Term Expiration
Ross Jacobs Chair January 2026
Paul DiLego, Jr. Member February 2028
Peter Milanesi
Member February 2028
Andrew Fitch Member February 2028
Alternate January 2026
Christopher Thomas Member January 2026
Vacancy Alternate  

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

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