Staff Directory

Administration

Susanne Greschner
Chief, Division of Municipal Finance
Phone: (401) 574-9900

Local Government Assistance and Pension & OPEB Support

Elaine Colarusso
Phone: (401) 574-9913

Municipal Projects

Stephen Coleman
Phone: (401) 574-9918
Patrick Crawley
Phone: (401) 574-9911
Wil Martinez
Phone: (401) 574-9908
Meghan Rabitaille
Phone: (401) 574-9918
Jennifer Soito
Phone: (401) 574-9904

Financial Reporting, State Aid and Property Tax Analysis

James Savage
Phone: (401) 574-9909
Jill Barrette
Phone: (401) 574-9902
Rudolph Falcone
Phone: (401) 574-9905
Kimberly Prasinos
Phone: (401) 574-9916
Mark Simpkins
Phone: (401) 574-9915

What We Do

The Division of Municipal Finance's mission is to provide guidance to municipalities in achieving and maintaining fiscal stability and in complying with state law. We promote the highest standards in local government fiscal policy and decision-making and encourage transparency by serving as a conduit for information and education for taxpayers, for government officials, and for the public.

Elected and Appointed Municipal Officials

Maintain and publish a record of elected and appointed municipal officials every election year (the "Blue Book") and provide staff assistance to the Vehicle value Commission which establishes the value of motor vehicles subject to the excise tax used by municipalities in levying taxes.

Financial Conditions of Cities and Towns

Monitor and report on the financial conditions of the cities and towns and with cities and towns undergoing financial distress.

Financial and Equalized Property Value Information

Maintain and compute financial and equalized property value information of use to municipalities and policymakers.

Local Finances and Property Values

Maintain a databank on local finances and property values for the benefit of municipalities and public policy decision-makers.

Municipal Property Wealth and State Aid

Annually calculate municipal property wealth and state aid, advising cities and towns on the process of statistical property valuation updates, and provide other technical and legislative support to municipalities.

State Laws and Policies

Provide assistance and encourage compliance with state laws and policies relating to municipalities especially in the areas of public disclosure, tax levies, and financial reporting.

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