Wednesday, May 18, 2022
In Person or Remote
Meeting ID: 350 301 3927
We are encouraging in person attendance. Three gift baskets will be raffled available to in person attendees
Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, Boylston
8:30-9:00 AM Annual Meeting Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Massachusetts Division of Local Services – Training & Resource Center and Data Analytics – learn about what tools are now available on the DLS website and how they can assist in analyzing fiscal health and best practices. Sean Cronin, Senior Deputy Commissioner.
10:00-10:30 Massachusetts PACE Program – learn about Mass Developments Property Assessed Clean Energy program. This loan program is targeted for energy efficiency upgrades and is available to wide variety of properties in your community, including commercial and industrial properties, multi-family properties and non-profits. Wendy O’Malley, PACE Program Director
10:45-11:15 State Update – Massachusetts Municipal Association legislative division will present the state of the State Budget and discuss any relevant legislative issues. David Koffman, Director
11:15-11:45 Break-out Session – Learn from your colleagues about how they have dealt with the challenges over the last couple of years.
(1) How is your community going to use its ARPA funding?
(2) What has changed permanently in your communities’ operations?
(3) What sustainability programs does your community have?
11:45-1:00 Lunch and MGFOA Annual Meeting
Registration Fee is $40, Register online and send a check to Arti Mehta or bring a check to the meeting:
P.O. Box 102
Sharon, MA 02067
Nominations for the Fiscal Year 2023 MGFOA Executive Board
President, Gerald Lane, Treasurer, Dover
1st VP, Sean Manganos, Director of Finance Director, Amherst
2nd VP, Allison Potter, Assistant Town Manager , Medway
Treasurer, Arti Mehta
Exec Bd, Appointment 1 Carol Pratt, Finance Director,Town of Medway
Exec Bd, Appointment 2 Sheryl Strother, Finance Director, Wellesely
Exec Bd, Appointment 3 Sandy Pooler, Deputy Town Manager, Arlington
Exec Bd, Appointment 4 Ed Spellman, Finance Director, Braintree
Exec Bd, Appointment 3 President's Appointment, Open
If you would like to be considered in the future please let a board member know
Tower Hill is located in Central Massachusetts, about 10 miles northeast of Worcester. There is plenty of free parking. Get directions to Tower Hill on Google Maps.
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 11A, I-495. Take I-495 North to Exit 25B, I-290 West toward Worcester. Take Exit 24, Church Street, Northborough/Boylston. Follow Church Street toward Boylston for 3 miles. The entrance to Tower Hill is on the right; a dark red sign designates the entrance.
From Providence, Rhode Island
From I-95 North, take Route 146 north exit. Follow for approximately 35 miles toward Worcester. In Worcester, take the exit for I-290 east. Follow through the city to Exit 24, Church Street, Northborough/
Boylston. Follow Church Street toward Boylston for 3 miles. The entrance to Tower Hill is on the right; a dark red sign designates the entrance.
From Hartford, CT and Springfield, MA
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike east toward Boston. Follow for approximately 40 miles to Exit 10, I-290 Worcester. Take I-290 east. Follow through the city to Exit 24, Church Street, Northborough/Boylston. Follow Church Street toward Boylston for 3 miles. The entrance to Tower Hill is on the right; a dark red sign designates the entrance.
From the North or Northwest
Take Route 2 toward Leominster. Take I-190 South to Exit 5, Route 140. Turn left on Route 140 South.
Continue on Route 140 through West Boylston to traffic light at intersection of Route 140 and Route 70. Turn left onto Route 70. Travel 1 mile through the center of Boylston. Continue on Route 70 another 1/2 mile to a blinking yellow light at French Drive (marked by a blue highway sign "turn right for Tower Hill Botanic Garden"). Turn right and proceed a short distance to the entrance to Tower Hill Botanic Garden on left; a dark red sign designates the entrance.
Take Route 2 to Exit 35, Route 70 Lancaster Lunenburg. Follow Route 70 through Lancaster and Clinton, passing Tahanto Regional High School on the right. Approximately 1-1/4 miles further along Route 70, turn left at the blinking yellow light at French Drive (marked by a blue highway sign "turn left for Tower Hill). Tower Hill Botanic Garden is on the left; a dark red sign designates the entrance.
Public Transportation from Boston
Take Commuter Rail from South Station or Back Bay Station to Westborough, North Grafton or Worcester (Union Station). Unfortunately, the only transportation to the garden from these stations is by cab.