Amherst County Board of Supervisors votes
to demolish the former Amherst Baptist Church!
NOW is the time to help STOP this action
by the Board of Supervisors!
Despite a tremendous outpouring of support,
the Supervisors elected to demolish the church at its meeting on March 18, 2014.
A subsequent motion to sell the building was also approved.
Read more about it on our News page.
A grassroots group has taken the initiative to save a historic structure in the heart of Amherst, VA, and to repurpose it as a creative community center. Located in the middle of a vibrant village, the goal is to provide a gathering place for public events such as performances, meetings, classes and workshops, community forums, and a farmers' market. The ultimate dream is to provide studios and office spaces for rent.
Have you ever thought or heard anyone else say,
"If only Amherst had ...
... a place for young people to go after school and weekends?"
... a creative arts space?"
... a farmers' market?"
... a community center?"
... a place to take or teach classes?"
... a music venue?"
... a theater?"
... a place to rent a studio or office?"
... a community art gallery?"
... a distinctively, preserved historic building?"
So have we!
Do you know who serves as your Supervisor?
View a County Election District Map here. You can also read more about each Supervisor on the County website.
Below we have provided their contact info. Just click on a name to send an email. And thank you!