Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, Boylston
8:30-9:00 AM Annual Meeting Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:00 MUNIS - Representative Sue Sturgis. This session is a follow up addressing issues expressed at the March 24th brunch and learn. Brainstorm this problem of practice with us and we are sure you will takeaway ideas for your community even if you are not a MUNIS user.
10:15-11:15 Is a Union Strike in your future-"Don't Strike out", lessons from recent teacher strikes. Hear from Dr. Margaret Marotta Superintendent of the Haverhill Public Schools and Attorney Joseph Bartulis of Fletcher Tilton Worcester Office.
11:15-12:00 State Update – Massachusetts Municipal Association legislative division will present the state of the State Budget and discuss any relevant legislative issues. Jackie Bird Legislative Analyst.
MGFOA Legislative _ Budget Update May 2023 .pdf
12:00-12:30 Sean Cronin, DLS Senior Deputy Commissioner update includes website improvements and internship offerings.
12:30-1:30 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 2024 MGFOA Executive Board
President, Sean Manganos, Director of Finance Director, Amherst
1st VP, Allison Potter, Assistant Town Manager , Medway
2nd VP, Open
Treasurer, Arti Mehta
Exec Bd, Appointment 1 Melissa A. Morrissey - Treasurer Collector, Watertown
Exec Bd, Appointment 2 Michelle Monsegur, Asst. Town Admin./Fin, Hingham
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.