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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Application Process for the Strategic Initiatives and Financial Oversight Committee is Now Open

FRAMINGHAM – Mayor Spicer, City Council Chair Giombetti, and School Committee Chair Freudberg announced that the application process for the City’s new Strategic Initiatives and Financial Oversight Committee (SIFOC) has begun.  Residents may apply online at the following link: www.FraminghamMa.Gov/Jobs

The Framingham Home Rule Charter established the SIFOC to advise the Mayor, City Council and School Committee on the status of Framingham’s long-range strategic plan, the state of the municipal economy, sufficiency of municipal revenues, and other fiscal matters.

“Framingham belongs to all of us, and its residents have the opportunity to help shape how the City evolves by being a part of the Strategic Initiatives and Financial Oversight Committee,” said Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer. “We will be made stronger and better by the input of Framingham’s diverse and smart population.”

“This committee is one of the core foundations of our city charter. Having residents and our business community from outside government with direct input into key strategic thinking, plans and actions are vitally important for our city to flourish. I encourage people to apply and be part of finding solutions.” said Dennis L. Giombetetti, City Council Chair.

“In our short time as a new city I have been impressed with the detail oriented and transparent process our government has led as we finalize and plan both our near- and long-term budgets,” said Adam Freudberg, Chair of the School Committee and District 4 Member.  “Moving forward with the establishment of the Strategic Initiatives and Financial Oversight Committee we have an opportunity to broaden our views by strategically utilizing community input from experienced residents and members of the business community.  I encourage residents from all nine districts to apply so we have a wide talent pool to select from.”

According to Article VI Section 11 of the Charter, the SIFOC shall be comprised of Nine (9) residents needed for staggered three-year (3) terms.  The Mayor, City Council and School Committee will each choose three (3) members, with the following minimum requirements:

  • One (1) member with expertise in finance,
  • One (1) member from the local business community.
  • One (1) member-at-large

The Charter also states that SIFOC members may not hold any other elected or appointed office with the City of Framingham, SIFOC members receive no compensation of any kind, the SIFOC will report annually to the Mayor, City Council and School Committee and shall file all of its reports with the City Clerk.

Applicants may choose which appointing authority they apply to, and may apply to more than one. The application process will remain open until all positions are filled, however residents are encouraged to apply by Friday, December 28.

For further information, contact:

Kelly McFalls, Public Information Officer & Webmaster

Memorial Building

150 Concord Street

Framingham, MA 01702

Tel: (508) 532-5437


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