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Mayoral Transition Team meeting highlights, January 3

  • Chairman Quint Studer directed members to:
    • Look for benchmarks when they are collecting data and information.
    • Do not get caught carrying messages for other people.
    • Be sensitive to generalities. Ask for specifics.
    • Do not agree to confidence.
  • Category leaders listened to a presentation from Chairman Quint Studer on “Execution Framework: Evidence Based Leadership” to help attain the goal of a high-performance city which includes:
    • Aligned goals
    • Aligned behavior
    • Aligned process
  • Category leaders heard a presentation from Trudi Nichols with City of Pensacola's Technology Resources Department to learn about the website. The main goals of the website are:
    • To ensure the public has access to documents and information.
    • To encourage citizens to engage.
    • To ensure the website is ADA friendly
  • Category leaders heard a presentation from Pensacola Young Professionals (PYP) about their Quality of Life Community Report.
  • Category leaders' updates:
    • Bruce Vredenburg, finance and budget, has scheduled five public input session and may look at extending the length of the meeting. You can find these meetings on our website. 
    • David Peaden, government efficiency, is working on tracking the City’s permitting process.
    • Kristie Tobias, governance, will be hosting a meeting on Friday, January 4 from 9-10 a.m. at City Hall to get City directors and managers together to talk about mission goals and performance management.
    • Connie Bookman, crime and safety, held a meeting on December 29 where 35 people attended. She will be joining the January 14 meeting with Brian Wyer at the Fricker Center from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • Julie Sheppard, legal, invited citizens to attend the Rick Baker Evening Lecture at IHMC on January 17 at 5:30 p.m. 
    • Brian Wyer, economic development and entrepreneurship, has been meeting with business leaders to explore how to grow businesses locally and recruit businesses to come to Pensacola.
    • Michelle Salzman, education, met and heard concerns from local and state educational leaders about re-segregation, training for school resource officers and mental health. She also met with City of Pensacola's Parks and Recreation Department to learn about the educational programs offered at community resource centers.  
    • Rev. Isaac Williams, neighborhoods, has been reaching out to healthcare community leaders and plans to meeting with staff at area hospitals.
    • Drew Buchanan, traffic and walkability, plans to send out surveys/questionnaires on three topics: parking, traffic in the city and walkability. 

If you missed the meeting, you can watch a replay of it on our Facebook page.

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