JP Resident Appointed Budget Director for City of Boston

A Jamaica Plain resident, who most recently served as the budget director for the the Massachusetts House Committee on Ways and Means, is now the budget director for the city of Boston.

Courtesy photo from City of Boston

Jamaica Plain resident Justin Sterritt was named as the City of Boston’s Budget Director on Sept. 28, 2017.

Justin Sterritt has more than six years of experience in government finance, administration and policy, and spent the last three years working in the House Committee on Ways and Means. As budget director for the committee, Sterritt directed a staff that reviewed, analyzed and recommended funding for $40 billion in state spending and revenue.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Walsh Administration and the tremendous budget team that’s in place,” said Sterritt via press release. “It is an honor to be a part of an administration with a proven track record for bold new ideas, innovation in government, and fiscal responsibility. I look forward to working with Mayor Walsh to serve the residents of the city and ensure Boston remains a world class, thriving city.”

“Justin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in managing government finance, and he has a strong track record of balancing complex budgets,” said Mayor Martin Walsh via press release. “I am excited to have him on board to lead our Budget Office, and continue building on Boston’s smart, responsible and sustainable fiscal strategy.”

Sterritt’s role will be to “provide strategic leadership in shaping the city’s annual budget and five year capital plan, supervise the Office of Budget Management, coordinate executive policy decisions and annual funding plans and represent the administration on budgetary matters.”

His previous work experience includes working in the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (A&F), the state agency charged with managing the Commonwealth’s finances. In that position Sterritt was responsible for the fiscal and policy recommendations of the Early Education, K-12, Local Aid and Higher Education systems. He also previously worked in the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development on state and local infrastructure projects, and public financing for economic development initiatives throughout the Commonwealth.

Sterritt has a Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Business and Management and French from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. He currently resides in Jamaica Plain with his fiancee Sarah.