Ms. Carton is an active citizen of Amherst and proves her loyalty through service on Town Council as Vice Mayor and Chairman of the Finance Committee. She volunteers for Neighbors Helping Neighbors. In her professional capacity, Ms. Carton has eleven years banking experience, worked as a Certified Childbirth Doula through Doulas of North America for ten years, and currently holds the position of Executive Assistant and FOIA Officer for the County of Amherst.
In his professional capacity, Mr. Watts worked as Officer, an Investigator and was the Chief of Police of the Amherst Police Department. As such and with time spent with the Amherst Rescue Squad and the Amherst Fire Department, Mr. Watts brings plenty of knowledge, expertise, and perspective to the Amherst Town Council.
Mr. Watts is working hard on the Town Council and sees economic development as one of the most important issues that the Town faces. It is his hope that we will soon see progress on a few of his favorite projects bringing economic development and interest to the Town – seeking the interest of a grocery store chain and building a splash pad in an established recreational park for family-friendly activities.
Professionally, Mr. Bunch is on full-time duty as a firefighter and EMT, in addition to owning a woodworking business.
Mr. Bunch brings perspective to Council as a small-business owner and sees promise in making the Town of Amherst a future tourist destination, while not losing the historic small-town presence, because of our expanding brewery market and the new infrastructure including hiking trails.
Ms. Wheaton is the mother of two sons. She has worked as an account executive for a financial advisory firm. She served on the Board of the Nelson County Community Fund and volunteered as a 6-year facilitator at the UK International Soccer Camps in Nelson County.
Ms. Turner also serves on the Town’s Finance Committee and is a current member of the Industrial Development Authority of the Town of Amherst. Ms. Turner plans to work with Council and the Industrial Development Authority to promote the Town of Amherst to increase visibility in hopes of attracting new business. She believes the Town must maintain the integrity and authenticity of its quaint town atmosphere while pursuing industry and new business that would enhance the community. She envisions the Town full of life, and hopes to help build on the foundation to create an infrastructure that would enhance and help residents, providing more jobs, restaurants, shops, patio homes, and better internet access.
Ms. Turner graduated from Sweet Briar College and presently works in a managerial position at Hill Hardware Corp. in Amherst, Va.