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Mayor Emma Mulvaney-Stanak Announces Community Advisory Group Focused on Burlington’s FY 25 Budget

This group brings decades of experience in municipal governance and budgeting, as well as understanding of community needs and priorities. 

Burlington, Vt – Mayor Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, today announced the group of community partners who will advise the administration throughout the FY25 budget planning process. The Mayor’s Community Advisory Team will provide input on the City’s FY25 budget by offering expertise, analysis, and recommendations that help ensure the budget aligns with the City’s priorities and financial requirements. The team will play a supportive role to City staff and the Mayor, who will retain final decision-making power. 

The Mayor’s Budget advisors include:  

Peter Clavelle. Clavelle served as Mayor of Burlington from 1989-93 and 1995-06.  

Sharon Bushor. Bushor served on the Burlington City Council for more than three decades. 

David Tabaruka. Tabaruka is an accountant with experience in operational finance. He is also a member of the board of directors for both The Vermont Professionals of Color Network, and the Vermont Futures Project.  

Steph Yu. Yu is the President and Executive Director of Public Assets Institute. She brings years of experience as a public sector fiscal analyst and private sector financial analyst.  

Nate Lavery. Lavery serves as the Executive Director of Finance for the Burlington School District. 

Solveig Overby. Overby is a longtime Burlington resident. She brings experience as an attorney and a former Burlington Public Works Commissioner.   


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