Strategic Initiatives and Financial Oversight

Our Role

In accordance with Framingham Home Rule Charter, Article VI, Section 11: There shall be a strategic initiatives and financial oversight committee (SIFOC) to advise the mayor, council and school committee on the status of Framingham’s long-range strategic plan in accordance with Article III, section 11(b), the state of the municipal economy, sufficiency of municipal revenues, and other fiscal matters that may from time to time be referred to it by the mayor, council or school committee. 

Membership Guidelines

The Committee shall be comprised of nine members appointed to staggered three-year terms, three chosen by the council, three chosen by the school committee, and three chosen by the mayor, including its chair. Members shall be residents of the municipality and shall not hold any other elected or appointed office in the municipality and shall not receive any compensation. Each appointing authority shall select at least one member with expertise in finance and one member who is a member of the local business community. SIFOC will report annually to the mayor, council and school committee and shall file all of its reports with the City Clerk.

Members of the Strategic Initiatives and Financial Oversight Committee

Name Seat Term Expiration
Robert Case  Chair, Expertise in Finance  June 2022
Mahmood M. Akhtar, P.E.  At-large  June 2020 
James Culhane, CFA  Expertise in Finance  June 2020 
Gerard E. Desilets, JD  At-large  June 2021
Mary Kate Feeney  Local Business Community  June 2022
Joel Francis  Expertise in Finance June 2021 
Michael G. Gatlin, JD  Local Business Community June 2021
David Kiklis At-large  June 2022
Darlene Umina Local Business Community June 2020