Conservation Commission


  • 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of each month (generally)
  • City Hall
    Hearing Room (second floor)
    210 Main Street
    Northampton, MA 01060

Agendas & Minutes

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

Most Recent Agenda (PDF) | View All Agendas and Minutes

Agendas and Minutes Prior to 2014


  • Kevin Lake, Chair
    Term expires June 2026
  • C. Mason Maronn
    Term expires June 2025
  • Jennifer Smith
    Term expires June 2026
  • Paul Foster-Moore
    Term expires June 2025
  • David Reckhow
    Term expires June 2025
  • Randy Krotowski
    Term expires June 2025
  • Elizabeth Spriggs
    Term expires June 2026


Serve as the conservation conscience of the city, providing community leadership for natural resources protection and planning. By coordinating closely with city agencies, boards, and commissions related to city development, the Conservation Commission works to protect and enhance plant and wildlife habitat to maintain the natural resources and preserve the quality of life for inhabitants of Northampton. The Conservation Commission also strives to keep informed of advances in environmental protection and of the activities of neighboring Conservation Commissions to maintain current and regional perspectives on environmental matters.

About the Commission

The Conservation Commission is charged with acquiring and managing open space, and encouraging and monitoring conservation and agricultural preservation restrictions. The Conservation Commission oversees more than 2,500 acres of open space.

Board Bylaws (Common bylaws for Central Business Architecture, Conservation Commission, Historical Commission, Planning Board, and Zoning Board).