Municipal & Capital Budgeting - West Stockbridge

Date: 3/27/2024 8:30 AM - 3/27/2024 12:30 PM

Location: W. Stockbridge Town Offices
21 State Line Rd

West Stockbridge, 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.

*If weather becomes a factor, this class will be moved to a virtual format. A zoom link will be emailed to you at the time of decision.

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.

Also, if you have any dietary restrictions, please inform Stephanie Cottrell at least 10 days prior to the event.

First Name Affiliation
Frank Town of West Stockbridge
Jamie Town of West Stockbridge
James Town of Hinsdale
Rachael Town of Orange
Thomas Town of Alford
Elaine Town of West Stockbridge
Derek Town of Otis
Marie Town of West Stockbridge
Kayce Town of Deerfield
Curt Town of West Stockbridge
  • Dan Nason
    DPW Director at Town of Sudbury DPW
    Dan Nason: 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.