The Sudbury Finance Committee (“FinCom”) consists of nine dedicated and hardworking individuals appointed by the Moderator to serve three-year terms. Each year, three of the members’ terms expire, and it is the job of the Moderator to appoint new members.This year, new appointments to the FinCom will be made at the end of Annual Town Meeting, which has been postponed as a COVID-19 precautionary measure.
The FinCom’s primary responsibility is to make recommendations to Town Meeting on all of Sudbury’s financial matters. The Committee regularly interacts with Town and school officials and various other committees on fiscal items, and holds public budget hearings in January and February of each year. At Town Meeting, the FinCom is required by law to present voters with a balanced non-override budget (one that does not exceed the levels of Proposition 2 1/2) and to make recommendations on all financial articles. If, in any year, the Selectmen authorize an override budget, the Committee will make a recommendation on that proposed budget. FinCom meetings are public and are usually held on the third Monday of the month. All meetings are in the Flynn Building and begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Meetings are temporarily being conducted virtually via Zoom, as a COVID-19 precautionary measure.
To learn more about the Finance Committee, please visit https://sudbury.ma.us/financecommittee/.
People with a working knowledge of finance or accounting are particularly encouraged to apply to be FinCom members, although it is equally important that members are able to work collaboratively within a group setting. All residents who are interested in serving on the FinCom should submit an Appointment Application Form to the Moderator, Elizabeth Quirk, at [email protected]. As Town Meeting has been postponed, the deadline for applications has been extended. Applications are due by 5PM on Friday, August 28, 2020.