Municipal Budgeting and Finance-Greenfield

Date: 3/4/2020 8:00 AM - 3/4/2020 12:00 PM

Location: FRCOGĀ  William Allen Community Meeting, 1st Floor of John Olver Transit Center
12 Olive Street

Greenfield, 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.




Parking Notice: Attendees will have to pay for parking. Parking is available in the new Olive Street Municipal Parking Garage across from the Transit Center, at metered parking on Bank Row and Hope Streets, or in the municipal lots on Hope Street or behind Town Hall.  DO NOT park in the temporary parking area at the Transit Center, you will be ticketed/towed. 

First Name Affiliation
Dan Town of Williamsburg
Thomas Town of East Longmeadow
Stephanie Town of Longmeadow DPW
George Town of Sunderland
Bud Town of Hinsdale
Joe City of Westfield
Tim Town of Harvard
Colin Town of Orange
Mariah Town of Erving
Christopher Town of Belchertown
Matt Town of Longmeadow
miguel Town of Wakefield DPW
Benjamin Town of Princeton
John Town of Gill
Greg City of Northampton
Justin Town of Peru
Mark Town of Shelburne
Scott Town of Colrain
Ron Town of Conway
JoAnna City of Westfield
  • 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.