Dear Ms. Steinberg:

I am pleased to appoint you to the Town of Shirley Finance Committee. The work of this committee is critical to the conduct of the town's business as well as to voters' confidence in local government.

You are appointed to a term effective from Oct. 25, 2012, through June 30, 2015.

Your interest in the town of Shirley and its well being, experience with managing projects and people, experience with managing financial matters in your home, and ability to comprehend complex situations and make fair decisions are significant factors in qualifying you for this important position.

Please contact Mrs. Amy McDougall, Shirley town clerk, to arrange a time to be sworn in. And please request a copy of the latest version of the Town of Shirley bylaws from Mrs. McDougall. Also, please contact Mr. David Berry, chief administrative officer to introduce yourself to him.

The Association of Town Finance Committees for Massachusetts publishes a document entitled "The Finance Committee Handbook" (on CD). I recommend that you request the current version of this document through Mr. Frank Kolarik, chairman of the Shirley Finance Committee.

Thank you for your willingness to serve. May this service provide you the opportunity to grow in knowledge and wisdom, and to be a blessing to both the Finance Committee and the people of Shirley. My best wishes for an enjoyable experience,

GEORGE H. KNITTEL

Moderator, town of Shirley