Board of Finance

The Board of Finance oversees and proposes the town’s budget and spending plan, and decides on the Mill rate that is used to compute the annual property tax.  The members of this board review the town’s progress in meeting financial goals and obligations; manage the independent auditor who monitors and reviews the town’s financial reporting; and work closely with the Board of Selectpeople in setting strategies for future expenditures.

The residents of Lyme elect the six members and three alternate members of the Board of Finance, who then serve for six-year terms.  The current board members are:

  • Alan Sheiness, Unaffiliated – Chair
    (Term expiration: November 16, 2027)
  • Bob House, Democrat – Secretary
    (Term expiration: November 16, 2027)
  • David M. Brown, Sr., Republican
    (Term expiration: November 20, 2029)
  • Daniel A. Hagan, Republican
    (Term expiration: November 18, 2025)
  • Steven Mattson, Democrat
    (Term expiration: November 20, 2029)
  • Jim Miller, Democrat
    (Term expiration: November 18, 2025)

The alternate members, who serve in the event a board member is unable to attend a meeting, are:

  • Walter Burhans, Unaffiliated
    (Term expiration: November 16, 2027)
  • Adam McEwen, Democrat
    (Term expiration: November 20, 2029)
  • Jeffery Oyster, Republican
    (Term expiration: November 18, 2025)

To see when and where this board meets next, please visit the Town Calendar.


For More Information

  • Board of Finance Meeting Minutes.  Click here.