Municipal Operating Budget - Virtual Classroom

Date: 4/12/2021 8:30 AM - 4/12/2021 10:30 AM

Location: Virtual





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 and gain a thorough understanding of developing a defendable 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 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.


After registering you will receive a link to access the Zoom virtual class.

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 as soon as possible to discuss reasonable accommodations for your access needs.

First Name Affiliation
Scott Woodard & Curran (Dedham)
Michael City of Agawam
Garrett Town of Mattapoisett
Steve Town of Ashby
Travis Town of Hubbardston
Fran City of Westfield
Christina Martha's Vineyard Airport
Paul Town of Wellesley DPW
John Town of Natick
Jared Town of Oxford
Andrew Town of Needham
Chris Town of Southwick
Ken Town of Natick
Sam Town of Salisbury
Tyler Town of Needham
Lauren Town of Wellesley
Stephen Town of Burlington
Paul Town of Uxbridge
Sue Town of Wellesley
Melissa Town of Monterey
Paul Town of Athol
Nick Town of Shrewsbury
Shaun City of Salem
Erin City of Boston
Travis Paxton DPW
Paul Town of Sandwich
Joanna City of Westfield
  • Dan Nason
    DPW Director at Town of Sudbury
    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.