Delta City Council, city manager Justin Clifton and his leadership team (department heads) will gather for a planning/training retreat Saturday, Jan. 26. A facilitator will lead about 17 individuals in discussions designed to ensure effective leadership and management in guiding City of Delta efforts in 2013 and beyond.
Council and staff will have an opportunity to share their mutual expectations regarding their respective roles and responsibilities. Decision-making, protocols for problem solving, short-term priorities and a long-range vision will also be addressed.
The all-day session will be held at the Montrose Pavilion. Councilmembers expressed the desire for a close, yet out-of-town location, to minimize distractions. After the location was announced, councilmember Bill Raley said he would prefer to keep future planning sessions in Delta County.
Raley said he isn't "thrilled" about the cost of the retreat, either. While use of the facility is free, the city will pay for a facilitator, lunch and snacks. The cost is estimated at about $2,000.
"I believe we can get a lot more done with a professional facilitator," councilmember Mary Cooper said. Other council members agreed with her assessment.blog comments powered by Disqus