Town Clerk

2021 Nomination Papers available March 8th

for Local Elected Municipal Offices


The following offices will be on the ballot for the 2021 local election:


One Board of Selectman for three years


Two Finance Committee members for three years


One Moderator for three years


One Library Trustee for three years


One Planning Board member for five years


Nomination papers will be available on Monday, March 8th.  The last day to obtain Nomination papers is Thursday, April 22nd.  Interested parties, please refer to the candidate packet and contact the Town Clerk with any questions.

The Town Clerk manages all elections, keeps Town records, such as birth and death records, marriage records for those who apply for their marriage license in the Town of Lanesborough, Minutes of Town meetings, and appointments to and resignations from all Town boards and committees.

The Town Clerk also records and certifies all official actions of the Town including Town Meeting legislation and appropriations, Planning and Zoning Board decisions, signs all notes for borrowing, keeps the Town Seal, submits all General and Zoning Bylaws to the Attorney General for approval, administers qualifying oaths to all elected and appointed officials and keeps all Town officials and employees informed of the State’s Open Meeting and Conflict of Interest Laws, and records and posts notices of all Town board and committee meetings in compliance with the open meeting law.

You may also contact the Town Clerk regarding licenses, certificates, professional registrations, voter registration and election information, Town Meeting schedules and records, street and voter lists, and Notary Public services.


The Town Clerk also serves as the Town's Records Access Officer.


Send requests to: 


Public Records request form


Pubic Records law



Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Ruth Knysh Town Clerk (413) 442-1351