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SHIRLEY — Resident Matt Richards has 20 years of operations experience, which he said he wants to use to help the town.

Richards is the vice president of finance and process instruments at ThermoFisher Scientific of Waltham.

Town moderator George Knittel and Finance Committee Chairman Frank Kolarik approached him recently and asked if he’d serve on the committee, said Richards, who attended the committee’s May 21 meeting.

The committee is operating with three vacancies on a seven-member board following the recent resignation of member Michael Swanton.

Kolarik said he hopes Richards will be sworn in as an appointed member by the next meeting.

The next committee meeting is scheduled for June 4, at 7:30 p.m., at the Town Offices. — Keyna Thomas