Sunday, February 7, 2010

City Council Schedules Retreat

Finally, after two years, the City Council is going to have a facilitated retreat.  Thanks to newly sworn in Councilmember Karen Pachuta for pushing this agenda item forward and actually making it happen.

The date is March 21-22 and the location is TBD. The facilitiator is from the Carl Vinson Institute and they specialize in government training, workshops, continuing education for elected officials and staff, etc.

I am really looking forward to this, so we can, collectively set a vision on how we want the city to look as well as set some short and long-term goals to accomplish that.

With budget time coming around the corner, we have a perfect opportunity to address current and future staffing needs, as well as setting priorities for the city such as architectural standards, city branding/marketing/signage, economic development, and of course, the GM Property.

If you have suggestions, ideas that you want the City to consider implimenting, post them hear or drop me an email.  I think we will have an opportunity for some brainstorming and then prioritizing and I want to be able to throw out residents and business owners ideas and suggestions as well.


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