President’s Message & Annual Conference Recap

October 5, 2012

Members of the Mayors and Council Members Department:  Thanks to all who attended the Mayors and Councilmembers Department Meeting in San Diego. For those who did not, I would like to provide a quick summary of the actions taken at the meeting.

 
  •  The Nominating Committee recommendations for new officers of the Executive Committee were approved (see separate newsletter story).
  • The by-laws for the Department that were forwarded for your review in the August 30th Newsletter were approved.
  • Recipients for the Mayors and Council Members Academy Level 2 and Level 3 Leadership awards were recognized for this accomplishment:
    • Pat Eklund, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Novato - Advanced Leadership and Leadership in Action
    • Larry Farr, Vice Mayor, City of Shasta Lake - Advanced Leadership
    • Rod Lindsay, former Councilmember, City of Shasta Lake - Advanced Leadership
    • Mark Wheetley, Councilmember, City of Arcata - Advanced Leadership and Leadership in Action
  • Retiring Executive Committee members were also recognized for their years of service to the Department:
    • Larry McCallon, Councilmember, City of Highland (Immediate Past President 2011-12)
    • Bob Johnson, President, City of Lodi (President 2011-12 and now serving as Immediate Past President)
    • Pat Eklund, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Novato (Director 2010-12)

This will be a challenging year for our cities and membership.  The objective of the Department is to provide education to our membership so that you can deal with the variety of issues that impact our cities. Should you have any questions or want to become more involved in Department activity, please don’t hesitate to contact me at jfgoodhart@gmail.com or 310-977-8891.

Thank you,

Jim Goodhart, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Palos Verdes Estates

Department President



 
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