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Board of Finance

The Board of Finance consists of six elected members and three alternate members.  Its primary function is to recommend a budget and a mill rate to the Annual Town Meeting.  The Board of Finance also has the power to designate the external auditor and to approve supplemental appropriations upon the request of the Board of Selectmen or the Board of Education.

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Board Members

  • Garth Bean (D) 11/2023
  • Jesse E. Burnham (R) 11/2023
  • Angela Desanto 11/2025
  • Judith A. Austin, Clerk (D) 11/2021
  • Charles Earl Funk IV, Chairman (D) 11/2021
  • John Kopec (R) 11/2025


  • Esther L. Jagodzinski (D) 11/2023
  • Merrill P. Simpson (Elected at Town Meeting to fill vacancy 12/9/19) 11/2021
  • Paul Varga (Elected at Special Town Meeting to fill vacancy 4/26/21) (R) 11/2025

Agendas and Minutes Documents & Downloads


Ashford Tax Calculator for 2019-2020 Budget

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