Massachusetts Government Finance Officers Association

MGFOA November 15, 2023 In-Person Budget Workshop

  • 15 Nov 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Watchusett Mountain, Princeton, MA


Registration is closed


Wednesday, November 15, 2023

In Person Budget Workshop

Wachusett Mountain

499 Mountain Rd, Princeton MA

8:30AM   Registration

9:15-10:15            Massachusetts Taxpayers Assoc. – Welcome Back Director Douglas Howgate Fiscal picture of the commonwealth, preview of 2024/2025 budget, update on demographics and the workforce and insight into the Tax Relief Bill.

Mass Taxpayer Presentation

Passcode: T$Ss5s4y

10:30-11:00       National GFOA Budget Award  What's the big deal?  Who's getting this award in MA?  Who are the people reviewing these documents, what are the award requirements and how does meeting these requirements legitimize the budget process.    Speakers: Mark & Matthew Abrahams (Mark was a previous GFOA Budget Award Reviewer)

Abrahams PPT Nov15.pptx


11:00-12:00       Budget Tools  Presenters from three different cities/towns will showcase their budgets, highlighting the software used to produce data, graphs and narratives.  Speakers: Erin Taylor, Budget Director, City of Worcester,  Michael Boynton, Town Manager Town of Medway.

City of Worcester Budget Presentation_MGFOA 11.15.23.ppt

Budgeting Approaches _ ClearGov 11.15.23 (1).pptx

Speakers Video

12:00-12:30  Lunch                                                    

12:30-1:30       Interactive Working Session – Learn from our leading expert Speaker Sandy Pooler (Newly retired Town Manager/Finance Director from the Town of Arlington) 

(1) How to forecast budget data (inflation, negotiations etc.)

(2) Costing out new programs

(3) Integrating grants and the "budget cliff"

(4) Communication and engagement

Registration Fee is $50, Register online and send a check to Arti Mehta, bring a check to the meeting or pay with a credit card online:

Arti Mehta

MGFOA Treasurer
P.O. Box 102

Sharon, MA  02067

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P.O. Box 102, Sharon, MA  02067

Phone: +1 (774)222-1391


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