*POSTPONED* Municipal Budgeting and Finance-Shrewsbury

Date: 3/17/2020 8:00 AM - 3/17/2020 12:00 PM

Location: Shrewsbury Town Hall, Selectmen’s Meeting Room
100 Maple Avenue

Shrewsbury, 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
Nicholas Town of Holliston
Daniel City of Somerville
Mark Town of Sturbridge
Travis Town of Hubbardston
Jay Town of Easton
Fred Town of Berlin
James City of Marlborough
Rebekah Town of Ware
Tom Town of Bellingham
Thomas City of Marlborough Engineering Division
Jared Town of Brookline
Lauren Town of Wellesley
Jeff Town of Natick
Paul Town of Uxbridge
Butch Town of Sturbridge DPW
Raymond City of Salem
Todd Town of Brookline
Christopher City of Marlborough
John Town of Lexington DPW
Timothy City of Medford
Mark City of Leominster
Kerry City of Framingham
Nick Town of Shrewsbury
Jesse Town of Bellingham
John City of Leominster
David Town of Berlin
Matt Town of Sutton
  • 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.