Municipal Budgeting and Finance-Great Barrington

Date: 4/23/2020 8:00 AM - 4/23/2020 12:00 PM

Location: Great Barrington Fire Department
37 State Road

Great Barrington, 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.



Register by 4/23/2020
Public Sector


If you are having trouble with registration, please call 413-545-2604 for assistance.

First Name Affiliation
Michael City of Agawam
Peter Town of Richmond
Jamie Town of West Stockbridge
Randy Town of Southwick
Catherine Town of Granville
Chris Town of Southwick
Tom Town of Washington
Ricardo City of Pittsfield
robert Town of Cheshire
Melissa Town of Monterey
Hugh Town of Stockbridge
John Town of Dalton
Marie Town of West Stockbridge
Shawn Town of Monterey
Dave Town of Washington
Curt Town of West Stockbridge
  • 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.