Thanks to everyone for volunteering to be involved in implementing our strategic planning priorities. The response was terrific and it prompted me to make the committees much larger that I originally had envisioned. It may make the process slightly more cumbersome, especially for the committee chairs, but I believe there are advantages to having larger committees—more energy and ideas going forward, and larger working groups should create momentum in implementing the initiatives. One consequence of large committees is that there will not be perfect attendance at each meeting—we just need to acknowledge that from the outset and find ways to keep everyone on the committee informed and involved.
I’m working on the charges for each committee and I plan to attend the first meeting of each one. My plan is to check in regularly with the chairs, possibly meet with them as a group if that makes sense, and do whatever they think will be helpful in supporting their work. Beth will take responsibility for scheduling the first meeting of each group, but then you are on your own for scheduling.
There is not a committee listed for the ethics education initiative because it already is moving forward through Fleming Bell, Eileen Youens, Norma Houston, Brian Newport, Brad Volk, Gini Hamilton, Frayda Bluestein, and others. The streamlined curriculum in local government budget, finance, and taxation also is being planned by Bill Rivenbark, Kara Millonzi, Greg Allison, Jeff Hughes, Karl Smith, Chris McLaughlin, Ken Joyner, and Eileen Youens. I will decide on the leadership for the Strategic Public Leadership Committee after consulting with a couple of folks.
Here are the other implementation committees.
Public Policy Information Resources
Aimee Wall (Co-Chair) Todd Nicolet (Chair)
John Rubin (Co-Chair) Jeff Welty
Norma Houston Glenn Barnes
Christine Wunsche Shadi Eskaf
Jennifer Henderson John Stephens
Bob Joyce Dave Owens
Tyler Mulligan Kevin Justice
Jessie Smith Georgia Allen
Paul Caldwell Eileen Youens
Shea Denning Dale Roenigk
Richard Whisnant Carrie Holbert
Ann Simpson Alex Hess
Karl Smith Jamie Markham
Maureen Berner Katrina Hunt
Carl Stenberg Ellen Bradley
Jim Drennan Angela Williams
Strategic Public Leadership Grant Infrastructure
Gordon Whitaker Brad Volk (Chair)
Lydian Altman Susan Williams
Shannon Tufts Kelley O’Brien
Rick Morse Jeff Hughes
David Ammons Will Lambe
Lydian Altman Tom Thornburg
Greg Allison (Co-Chair)
Cindy Lee (Co-Chair)