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.