Saturday - November 5, 2022
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

All local finance committee members are invited to the Association of Town Finance Committees’s Annual Meeting on Nov. 5 at the Sharon Community Center.

Needham Town Manager Kate Fitzpatrick will open the meeting with a presentation on resiliency, sharing insights on her own resiliency journey spanning 25 years in local government. Her crowd-sourced poem, “We Long for a City Where We Go Hard on the Issues and Easy on the People,” has become nationally recognized.

The meeting will feature four educational workshops, running concurrently during two time slots.

The first session’s offerings will be a Finance Committee and Budgeting 101, which will cover the basics for new members, and a session on net zero and sustainability initiatives.

The second session will feature a workshop titled “The Great Resignation and How It Affects Your OPEB Liability,” and a closer look at the assessing function and the ways it affects municipal finance.

A general session, following lunch, will focus on the overall economic outlook and its impact on municipal budgets. This session will be interactive, and members will be encouraged to ask questions.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. The cost is $55 for dues-paying ATFC finance committee members and $65 for nonmember finance committee members and all other local officials.

All local officials may attend. Online registration and a detailed agenda will be available in early September.

The MMA currently requires attendees of in-person events to show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID (card, photo or QR code). (Religious or medical vaccine exemptions are allowed with a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.) Masks are optional. These safety protocols are subject to change based on the latest public health data and guidance.

Sharon Community Center

MMA Senior Member Services Coordinator Denise Baker,
Association of Town Finance Committees