Massachusetts Government Finance Officers Association


Upcoming events

    • 13 May 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote Zoom

    The MGFOA is Back from Quarantine with Exciting Meeting Info.!

    MGFOA May 2021 Lunch & Learn

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

    We are happy to announce that in lieu of our Spring Meeting, we will be bringing you a series of educational Lunch and Learn Zoom presentations that we hope will be informative and fit into your busy schedule.  Here is the schedule for the next few, please set aside 12:00 – 1:00 PM for each of these.  The meetings are free with your membership!  Please register to receive the zoom link.

    May 13th at 12:00PM.  A short meeting to finalize the executive board, followed by our Annual Legislative Update presented by Mass Municipal Assoc.’s Jackie Lavender Bird, Legislative Analyst and John Robertson Legislative Director.  Please register to receive the zoom link.

    Nominations for the Fiscal Year 2022 MGFOA Executive Board

    President          Carol Pratt,  Finance Director, Town of Medway 
    1st VP                Gerald Lane, Treasurer, Dover
    2nd VP               Sean Mangano, Finance Director, Amherst
    Treasurer          Rachel Lopes, Treasurer/Collector, Wellesley

    Exec Bd, Appointment 1           Sheryl Strother, Finance Director, Wellesely
    Exec Bd, Appointment 2           Arti Mehta, Comptroller , Natick (Past President)

    Exec Bd, Appointment 3           Sandy Pooler, Deputy Town Mgr, Arlington (GFOA Rep)
    Exec Bd, Appointment 4           Ed Spellman, Finance Director, Braintree (NESGFOA Rep)
    Exec Bd, Appointment 5           Allison Potter, Asst Town Mgr, Medway
    (President’s Appt)

    If you have an interest in participating in executive board functions such as planning these meetings, please let a board member know!

    June 10th at 12:00PMBudgeting Basics 101 and the art of Presentation.  Speaker Sandy Pooler, Deputy Town Manager/Finance Director, Town of Arlington.  Also a sneak peek at the book The Human Side of Budgeting, (Lazenby) which will be analyzed in more detail in September.

    July 15th at 12:00PM.  A look at Housing Affordable Trust Funds. Speaker(s) TBD

    August.  No Meeting enjoy your summer vacation.

    September 9th at 12:00PM.  “Book Club”, The Human Side of Budgeting (Lazenby).  Please read the book before the meeting and be ready to engage in a meaningful conversation.  Facilitator Sandy Pooler, Deputy Town Manager/Finance Director, Town of Arlington.

    As always, we welcome your recommendations and comments as we begin to provide outreach to our members in this new norm of meeting remotely.

    Thank you and we look forward to ‘seeing’ you on May 13th!


c/o Treasurer/Collector

525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA  02482

Phone: +1 (781) 489-7511


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