Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Understanding Post Employment Benefits

Next week Representative Brad Hill and I will be hosting an open-to-the-public conference for constituents and municipalities interested in learning more about Post Employment Benefits. The conference is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30th from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Manchester Essex Regional High School.

The event will feature special guest speakers Michael Widmer of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF) and Andover Town Manager Reginald “Buzz” Stapczynski. Widmer, a well respected policy and financial analyst in the state, will discuss a report commissioned by the MTF examining the costs of post employment benefits on municipalities. Stapczynski has been a town manager for 30 years for Andover and Wilmington and has had tremendous success tackling the issue head-on.

Attendees of the conference will also have the opportunity to discuss post employment benefit obligations municipalities shoulder and methods for minimizing the financial impact on a city or town budget. Posted below is a flyer detailing the event. I hope to see you there!
OPEB Conference Invitation