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Advisory & Finance Committee

The Advisory and Finance Committee is composed of 15 residents whose appointments are submitted by the Moderator and confirmed at the Annual Town Meeting. Terms are for three years and are staggered so that 5 members are appointed each year. The Advisory and Finance Committee acts as the town’s watchdog for all fiscal matters.  Their duties include advising the voters at the Annual Town Meeting on establishing the annual omnibus budget and making recommendations on spending and other articles for all town meetings.  A&F seeks to ensure that the budget is balanced and in the best interest of the citizens of Swansea.

The Fiscal Year 2025 budget is currently in work in process.  Advisory and Finance Committee meetings are held most Wednesdays from February through April at 6:30PM at the Swansea Police Station.  Please check the town calendar for meeting postings and agendas.

Agendas and Minutes

Proposition 2 1/2 - click here to learn more!

Links and Resources:
Save the Date!  Special Town Meeting and Annual Town Meeting Monday May 20, 2024 - click here for warrants.
Budget Summary
Advisory & Finance Committee FY 2025 Budget Book
Softright Expenditure Budget Report with Departmental Detail and Current YTD expenditures as of April 17, 2024

Learn more.  Additional support materials here - including videos!

Previous Year Information
Special Town Meeting Warrant 11-06-2023 
Special Town Meeting Warrant 5-15-2023 with A&F recommendations
Annual Town Meeting Warrant 5-15-2023 with A& F recommendations
Summary Budget FY 2024 with Revenues and Expenses
Advisory & Finance Committee FY 2024 Budget Book with Departmental Detail

Association of Town Finance Committees (external link)

Member Term Expires Member Term Expires
Robbie Alford, Chairman 2024 Robert Sparrow 2024
Sarah Carlson, Vice Chairman 2025 Richard Looker  2026
Fran Kelley, Clerk 2026 Nathaniel Chamberlain 2026
Doug Fiore 2025 Richard Finlaw 2026
Chris Howard 2025 James Clarkin 2026
Michelle Paul 2025 Jonathan Darling 2024
John Salzillo  2024    
Mark Brooks 2025