Finance Committee

Regular Meetings
  • The 2nd Tuesday of every month
  • Town Hall
    25 Green St.
    Room A
    Ipswich, MA 01938

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Please bring this with you to the Special Town Meeting on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 9:00 AM, Ipswich Middle/High School.


  • Michael S. Dougherty, Chair (2023)
  • Walter Hartford, Vice Chair (2022)
  • Joseph Bourque (2022)
  • Christopher Doucette (2024)
  • Jamie M. Fay (2023)
  • Michael Schaaf (2024)
  • Janice Skelton (2023)
  • Emilie M. Smith (2022)
  • Robert White (2022)

    About the Committee


    The Finance Committee’s mission is to make objective recommendations to Town Meeting on all warrant articles. The Committee is also responsible for reviewing every matter before town meeting and has broad authority to investigate town operations and to summon public officials to appear and produce documents. By doing so, the Finance Committee seeks to ensure the long term financial health of town government.

    The Committee reviews and considers any matter which may have a long- or short-term fiscal impact on the town and communicates with other town boards, departments, employees, and members of the public for the purpose of gathering relevant and accurate information. The Finance Committee is charged by the Town Charter with providing annual report to every registered voter in Ipswich prior to the annual town meeting.