Planning & Conservation Department

For information on the Planning Board, please see the Planning Board page.

For information on the Conservation Commission, please see the Conservation Commission page.

Planning Board Regular Meetings

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Generally Second and fourth Monday of each month (unless amended - see Meeting Schedule)
  • Town Hall
    116 Main Street
    South Hadley, MA 01075

Planning Board Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

  1. Brad Hutchison

    Board Chair

    Term expiration: 2024

  1. Diane Supczak-Mulvaney

    Board Vice-Chair

    Term expiration: 2023

  1. Joanna Brown

    Board Clerk

    Term expiration: 2025

  1. Nate Therien

    Board Memeber

    Term expiration: 2023

  1. Michael Davis

    Board Member

    Term expiration: 2024

  1. Michael Adelman

    Associate Board Member

    Term expiration: 2023

Planning Board

The South Hadley Planning Board is an elected 5-member board who serve staggered 3-year terms. One additional person is appointed jointly by the Select Board and Planning Board to serve as an associate member pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40A, Section 9.

Planning & Conservation Department staff provide support to the South Hadley Planning Board - most of the Board’s support is from the Department staff. However, they also provide assistance to the Zoning Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission, Redevelopment Authority and other various boards, committees, and departments. The Director of Planning & Conservation Department is appointed by and reports to the South Hadley Town Administrator.

Mission Statement

The South Hadley Planning Board and staff assist the community in efforts to achieve balanced growth, quality development and preservation of community assets through effective development regulation, assisting in obtaining funding resources for community projects and long-term planning.

In fulfillment of this mission, the department has primary responsibilities of:

  • Developing and administering the town’s Comprehensive or Master Plan
  • Maintaining and administering the town’s Zoning By-Law and Subdivision Regulations
  • GIS mapping of town statistical data;
  • Reviewing and evaluating site plans, special permits, and subdivision plans
  • Assisting other departments and the community in work on grant applications and economic development