Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is comprised of three Council members and two citizens who will develop fiscal policies from a global perspective; perform in-depth analyses of the City budget and make recommendations to the full Council on items that impact fiscal policy.

This 5-member committee consists of 3 City Councilors and 2 citizens who are appointed by the City Council.

Meeting Videos:

February 1, 2021

January 25, 2021

January 4, 2021

Term: Coincides with the Councilors' terms

Meeting Schedule: 1st and 3rd Mondays at 4:00 PM at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center.  **This Committee is temporarily suspended.**

Appointments made by: City Council


Board Members
Term Expires
Seat 1
Allen Damren

A native of Claremont, I graduated from Stevens High School in 1967. Went on to Becker Junior College and then to Nichols College, graduating in 1973. Met my wife, Jodi, at Becker and we married in 1971 and will have been married 49 years this August. Work assignments took us first to PA, then to Maryland, and finally to Salt Lake City, Utah where we lived for 9 years. Our son, Jason, was born there in 1977. He is now married and the father of our three wonderful grand-children. Jodi and I returned to Claremont in 1995 when I became Business Administrator for School Administrative Unit 6, serving Claremont, Unity, and Cornish. Assuming the additional role as Assistant Superintendent in 2001, I served as Assistant Superintendent and Business Administrator until my retirement in 2012.  I joined the Board of Trustees of the Community College System of NH, where I served for 6 years as a board member and chairman of the Audit Committee. In the fall of 2015 I ran for, and was elected to, the Claremont City Council and am presently serving my third term.

Seat 2
Dale Girard

Dale Girard is a lifelong resident of the City of Claremont.  He is a 1985 Graduate of Stevens High School.  Dale purchased the family business in 1999 which he continues to own and operate utilizing current business practices. In 2002 he completed his Paramedic Certificate Program from the New England EMS Institute.  In 2007 he completed an Associates in Business Degree. 


He met Allyn in 2005 and they were married in 2007.  Dale has a daughter Erica and son Dale Jr. both of whom graduated from Stevens High School.  Erica and her husband Jason live in Enfield with daughters Alice and Nora.  Dale Jr and his wife Kimberly live in Claremont with their sons, Ryan and Theodore.

Dale was past President of the former Rotary Club of Claremont.  Dale has served on the Airport Advisory Board and Planning Board. 


When Dale is not working, he enjoys spending time enjoying the outdoors in Pittsburg, NH.   Dale enjoys traveling.  He is especially happy when he gets to pilot his Piper Arrow. 

Seat 3
Charlene Lovett

After serving for 22 years in Military Intelligence, Mayor Charlene Lovett retired as an Army Chief Warrant Officer in 2003.  Upon retiring, she worked for six years in the Washington D.C. area for a company that provided intelligence training to military and federal employees.  In 2008, she returned to her hometown of Claremont NH and became actively involved in the community.   She has served as a member of the school board, chair of both Valley Regional Hospital Board of Trustees and the River Valley Community College Advisory Committee, a legislator in the NH House of Representatives, a city councilor and currently the mayor since 2016.  She also currently serves on the Sullivan County Public Health Advisory Council, the  State Health Assessment/State Health Improvement Plan Advisory Council and the State Workforce Innovation Board.

Seat 4
Seat 5
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