In my job as Executive Director of the Amherst Business Improvement District, I have had the pleasure to work with a number of exceptional individuals. I thought I would take a few blog posts and shower some of them with compliments. The obvious choice to lead off this series is the president of the BID’s board, Barry Roberts.
Barry is an Amherst native, and now owns more property downtown than any other private property owner. He has two passions that I’ve observed: draft horses and making downtown Amherst the best it can be. He is one of the best landlords in town, due to his quick response to maintenance requests and his strong community spirit. He also provides one of the most sought-after kids’ activities for events, his horse-drawn carriage rides such as pictured here at the 2012 Celebrate Amherst Block Party. In general, his demeanor is to-the-point, authentic New England, and quick to laugh. He is an asset to this community and it has been a pleasure to work for him.