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
  • Gail Zaicek (R) 11/2019 (Resigned January 2019)
  • Judith A. Austin, Clerk (D) 11/2021
  • Merrill P. Simpson (R) 11/2019
  • Charles Earl Funk IV, Chairman (D) 11/2021
  • Carl H. Pfalzgraf (R) 11/2023 (Moved up from Alternate January 2019)


  • Esther L. Jagodzinski (D) 11/2023
  • Carl H. Pfalzgraf  (R) 11/2019 (Moved up to full member January 2019)
  • Angela C. Desanto 11/2021
  • John Kopec (R) 11/2019 (Filled vacancy via Town Meeting 2/4/19)

Agendas and Minutes Documents & Downloads


Ashford Tax Calculator for 2019-2020 Budget

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