Planning Board


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Second and fourth Monday of each month (unless amended - see Meeting Schedule)
  • Town Hall
    116 Main Street
    Room 204
    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

Board Members

  • Mark Cavanaugh, Chair
    Term Expires 2020
  • Melissa O'Brien, Vice- Chair
    Term Expires 2021
  • Diane Mulvaney, Clerk
    Term Expires 2020
  • Brad Hutchingson, Member
    Term Expires 2021
  • Joanna Brown, Member                                                                                                                                                                   Term Expires 2022
  • Larry Butler, Associate Member
    Term Expires 2019

About the Board

The South Hadley Planning Board is an elected 5-member board who serve staggered 5-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 Department staff primarily provides staff support to the South Hadley Planning Board. However, they also provide limited assistance to the Zoning Board of Appeals, Open Space Committee, Community an Economic Development Commission, Rise of the Falls Facilitation Group, and other various boards, committees, and departments. The town planner is appointed by and reports to the South Hadley Planning Board.