Finance Committee


The Finance Committee consists of seven to nine members who each serve a three-year term. They customarily prepare for and participate in approximately 10 after-work meetings annually.

Primary responsibilities and duties of the committee include:
  • Review of the annual budget and make recommendations to the City Council prior to its adoption
  • Review the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) annually
  • Advising the City Council on other financial matters impacting the City as requested by the City Council or staff
To find out more about the roles and guidelines of appointed and elected City positions, read A Citizens Advisory Guide to Boards, Committees and Commissions.


  • Paul Gallant Committee Member
  • Ted Armstrong, Vice-Chair
  • Betty Kagan, Chair 
  • Timothy Smith, Committee Member
  • Luis Ortiz, Committee Member
  • Ellen Lawrence, Committee Member
  • Stephen Keyser, Committee Member
  • David Sentnor, Committee Member
  • Joe Martinich, Council Liaison - Ward 4