Justin Sterritt appointed budget director for City of Boston
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the appointment of Justin Sterritt as the City of Boston's Budget Director, serving in the Office of Budget Management. Sterritt brings over six years of experience in government finance, administration, and policy to his new role.
"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 Walsh. "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."As Budget Director, Sterritt will 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.
Prior to joining the Walsh Administration, Sterritt spent the past three years with the Massachusetts House Committee on Ways and Means, most recently as Budget Director. As Budget Director, Sterritt oversaw the analysis, development and execution of the House of Representatives' annual State operating budget. Sterritt directed a staff that reviewed, analyzed, and recommended funding for $40 billion in state spending and revenue.
Before joining House Ways and Means, Sterritt served three years in policy and finance roles for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. At the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (A&F), the state agency charged with managing the Commonwealth's finances, Sterritt was responsible for the fiscal and policy recommendations of the Early Education, K-12, Local Aid and Higher Education systems. Prior to A&F, Sterritt served 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.
"I am thrilled to be joining the Walsh Administration and the tremendous budget team that's in place," said Sterritt. "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."
Sterritt holds 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.
Under the leadership of Mayor Walsh, the City of Boston achieved its fourth consecutive year of AAA bond ratings, the highest possible credit rating a city can receive. In February 2017, Moody's Investor Services said that "Boston's AAA reflects the city's strong fiscal management and stable financial position as well as the large and growing tax base," while S&P Global Ratings said that they viewed "Boston's management environment as very strong." For more information on the City of Boston's budget, please visit budget.boston.gov.