Finance Committee

In 1870, a group of Quincy citizens banded together to restore financial order in their municipality, creating the Commonwealth’s first finance committee. In 1910 the Massachusetts courts ruled that a municipal finance committee was legal (Sinclair v. Fall River, 198 Mass 248). In that same year the Massachusetts General Court also acknowledged the need for municipal finance committees state-wide, requiring all but the smallest municipalities to establish such committees to assist in dealing with emerging municipal challenges (St 1910, Ch. 130, s 2). Several additional legislative assists (i.e., St 1923, Ch. 388 and St 1929, Ch. 270), reinforced the mandated or permitted existence of municipal finance committees.

Committee Members

NameTitle
Jennifer O'Connell

Chairman

Nicole Cooney

Member

Albert P Kupcinskas, Jr

Member

Kevin Kuphal

Member

Charles R Cooper

Member

Russell L Wells, Sr

Member

George R Gilmore

Member