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Budget Advisory Committee

Official or Advisory Budget Committee

Volunteer Position – Elected or Appointed

Duties of Position:   A town that does not have an official budget committee may still have an advisory or finance committee that provides general advice to the town on the proposed annual budget, but without the authority to limit expenditures by more than 10%. 

Appointing Authority:   A Budget Advisory Committee has 3 to 12 members-at-large who are appointed by the moderator, as determined by the town meeting. 

Length of Appointment: Committee members serve for three-year terms.

Time Commitment:  Attend regular meetings of the committee generally on a monthly basis, except during the immediate time before town meeting,
November to February, when Budget Advisory Committees may meet weekly.

Qualifications: Eligible candidates include adults over the age of 18 who are U.S. Citizens and who reside in the town and who have familiarity
with the general operations of the town.

Support Provided:  Budget Advisory Committee training by the New Hampshire Municipal
Association