Thursday - November 8, 2018
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Small Town Administrators of Massachusetts will discuss budgeting, succession planning, consultant outsourcing, and state opt-in and opt-out laws on Nov. 8 in Carlisle.

Zack Blake, chief of the Division of Local Services’ Technical Assistance Bureau, will lead a morning session on budget modeling and forecasting.

After lunch, DLS Senior Deputy Commissioner Sean Cronin will lead a session on succession planning, and Ashburnham Town Administrator Heather Budrewicz and Hadley Town Administrator David Nixson will lead a session on consultant outsourcing.

Linda Dunlavy, executive director of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, will provide an update on the Rural Policy Commission, and MMA Legislative Director John Robertson will give an overview of state opt-in and opt-out laws.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and opening remarks by STAM Chair Andrea Llamas and Carlisle Town Administrator Timothy Goddard, and will conclude with STAM business and a social hour at Paparazzi in Concord from 4 to 6 p.m.

The meeting will be held at Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford St.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. To register, visit, and include your name and town. Attendees may bring a lunch, or one will be provided for a donation of $5-$10. Click the box to partake in the pre-ordered lunch.

One does not have to be from a STAM member town to participate.

Town Hall, 66 Westford St., Carlisle

MMA Senior Member Services Coordinator Denise Baker
Small Town Administrators of Massachusetts