Municipal Budgeting and Finance - Chicopee

Date: 1/5/2023 8:30 AM - 1/5/2023 12:30 PM

Location: UMass Transportation Center
27 Lonczak St.

Chicopee, Massachusetts




Course Description:
This class will illustrate to the public works employee the basic timeline of the budgeting process, understand the basis of limits on a general fund budget and gain a thorough understanding of developing a defendable operating budget. Included will be discussion about Capital Budgets and planning for the public works employee. The processes and approvals of the budget can vary between organizations depending on the administrative composition.  However, the principles behind the development of 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. 

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

Accommodations for Disabilities: UMTC endeavors to provide an inclusive learning environment for all. If you require special services or arrangements to fully participate in this workshop, please contact Stephanie Cottrell at or 413-800-2655 at least 14 days prior to the event. Such services are provided free of charge.


First Name Affiliation
KIMBERLY Town of Ayer
Peter Town of Richmond
Heather Town of Sturbridge DPW
Max Town of Belchertown DPW
Rich Town of Southwick
James Town of Hinsdale
Brian Town of Groton DPW
Craig Town of Williamstown DPW
Kate Town of Tolland DPW
Kevin Town of Oxford
Nicholas Town of Longmeadow DPW
Bud Town of Dalton
Raymond City of Salem
Branden Town of Dalton
Christopher Town of Belchertown DPW
Elizabeth City of Northampton
Joseph MassDOT District 2
Vinnie Town of Longmeadow DPW
David Town of Blandford Highway Department
Patrick Town of Holden
  • Dan Nason
    DPW Director at Town of Sudbury DPW

    Dan has over 24 years of experience as a Civil Engineer in both the private and public sectors. He has spent the last 16 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.