Finance Committee


Finance Committee
16 Lowell Street
Reading, Massachusetts 01867

Main Numbers Meeting Information

Robert W. LeLacheur, Jr
Town Manager

Regular Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of the Month and as needed

Phone: 781-942-9043

Meeting Time: 7:30 PM

Fax: 781-942-9071

Meeting Location: Town Hall Conference Room

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Meeting Agendas Meeting Minutes

Additional Links:

Current Meeting Schedule

Financial Forum Brainstorming Mission

Peer Communities

FinCom Cash Reserves Policy FinCom Debt / Capital Policy


Finance Department Town Manager


Name Title Term Ends(Began)
Mark Dockser Chair 2016 (2010)
Paula Perry   2017 (2010)
Anne Johnson Landry   2017 (2014)
Vanessa Alvarado   2018 (2015)
Craig Merry   2016 (2014)
Paul McNeice Vice Chair 2016 (2012)
David Neshat   2018 (2015)
Marc Moll   2017 (2014)
Peter Lydecker   2018 (2014)



Term: Three years

Appointing Authority: Finance Committee Appointment Committee

Number of Members: Nine Members to be appointed to no more than three consecutive terms

Meetings: Once a month except during budget season when the committee ususally meets once or twice each week.

Authority: Reading Charter Adopted March 24, 1986

Purpose: The Finance Committee shall have all the powers and duties granted to Finance Committees under the laws of the Commonwealth, Town Bylaws, Town Meeting vote and other applicable laws.  In addition to these powers the Finance Committee shall have the power to investigate the books, accounts, records and management of any office, Board or Committee in Town and may use agents in carrying out such investigations.  The Finance Committee shall report its findings approval or disapproval on all articles which involve the expenditure of funds in the Warrant in writing at least seven (7) days before Town Meeting.  Such report shall not preclude further action or reconsideration by the Finance Committee.


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