Thursday - November 12, 2020
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

The Association of Town Finance Committees will hold its Annual Meeting virtually this fall, beginning on Oct. 22 and continuing on Oct. 29 and Nov. 12, all on Zoom.

The kick-off meeting, scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m., will include an ATFC business meeting, a legislative update from MMA Legislative Director John Robertson, and an hourlong session titled Budgeting 101, presented by Northborough Town Administrator John Coderre.

On Oct. 29, Division of Local Services Bureau Chiefs along with Senior Deputy Commissioner Sean Cronin will give an overview of their functions and offer best practices targeted at finance committee members.

The Nov. 12 session will focus on schools and education.

The second and third sessions will run from 7 to 8:15 p.m.

Full three-day agenda (61K PDF)

The cost is $25 for the three-webinar series. For those who can’t watch a session live, viewing access will be provided following the presentation.

An email with details and a registration link was sent to all finance committee chairs. Any interested local official is also welcome to participate.

Online registration for this event has closed. You may register for the webinar series by contacting Denise Baker at

If you are registering someone other than yourself for this event, please provide that individual’s email address when completing the form. A Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants the day of each session.


Session 3: Keeping Schools Safe and Functioning
November 12, 7-8:15 p.m.

The State of Schools and the Student Opportunity Act
Russell Johnston, Senior Associate Commissioner, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Tim Piwowar, Superintendent, Billerica Public Schools
COVID-19 has challenged local government in many ways, none more so than continuing to safely provide quality education to students of all ages. This session will review how the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is addressing this. Particular attention will be paid to the Student Opportunity Act, enacted in 2019, and how it’s being managed during the pandemic. Speakers will highlight what finance committee members need to know about this important program.

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