Municipal Budgeting and Finance-Acton

Date: 1/15/2020 8:00 AM - 1/15/2020 12:00 PM

Location: Town of Acton Public Safety Facility Emergency Ops Center
371 Main Street

Acton, Massachusetts




Course Description
The goal of this Budgeting & Finance Workshop is to illustrate to the public works employee the basic timeline of the budgeting process, understand the basis of limits on a general fund budget as well as to create a thorough understanding of how to develop a defendable capital budget and operating budget.  The process and approval of the budget can vary between organizations depending on the administrative composition.  However, the principles behind the development of capital budgets and operating budgets remain the same.  Massachusetts finance laws create the basis for how limits are set on budgets.  During this course we will explore these budget limitations and how they can dictate the annual finances.  

This workshop also reflects on important planning tools utilized to create successful and defendable capital and operating budgets.  More importantly it focuses on the development of a comprehensive multi-year capital improvement plan and a well-documented, itemized operating budget.  

Target Audience
Anyone who currently supervises, manages or directs public works professionals as well as individuals who want to become supervisors, managers or directors.

Please see the course flyer for additional information.


First Name Affiliation
Ryan Town of Acton
Carl Town of Acton
Penny City of Medford
Randy Town of Tewksbury
Chester Town of Tewksbury
Kevin Town of Wellesley
Joseph Town of Wayland
Robert Town of Brookline
Courtney City of Fitchburg
Anita Town of Wayland
Kevin Town of Sudbury
Aaron Town of Concord
Ross Town of Lexington DPW
Steve Town of Stow
Christina Town of Chelmsford
David Town of Lexington
Michael Town of Lexington DPW
Andrew Town of Tewksbury
Justine Town of Stow
Courtney Town of Chelmsford
Matt Town of Lexington DPW
Jacob Town of Tyngsborough
  • Dan Nason
    DPW Director at Town of Sudbury

    Dan has over 22 years of experience as a Civil Engineer in both the private and public sectors.  He has spent the last 14 years as a Public Works Director with various communities in Massachusetts.  Prior to his public service Dan worked as a civil/site engineer for various small firms in central Massachusetts and was the National Engineering Manager for a technology transfer company focused on manufactured stormwater quality and treatment devices.  He is currently the Public Works Director in Sudbury, MA.