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Date:
May 23, 2019
Time:
4:30 PM
Location:
Blaine Harbor Boating Center
Address:
235 Marine Drive
Blaine, WA 98230
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City Council Retreat

Thursday, May 23, 2019


City of Blaine

Spring Retreat

May 23, 4:30-8:30 PM

Blaine Harbor Boating Center

4:30

Welcome / Introductions / Agenda

4:35

Opening of Retreat/Objectives/Norms

Objectives of Retreat

  • Establishing norms at the retreat that could carry in to council meetings
  • Create priorities for next year and half, and time to work on how to accomplish those goals.
  • More understanding of staff and council roles
  • Share and learn about each other’s philosophy, interests and values
  • Improve communication by creating commitments and norms to support the council when decisions are made and not undermine the work and direction but to accept and move forward
  • All voices heard

4:45

Council Business

  • Any questions or follow-up from the study session regarding of Robert’s Rules
  • Announcements

4:55

Improving Communication Activity

5:45

Dinner Break – Potentially use this time for staff report outs.

6:15

Ice Breaker

6:30

Staff report out – work plans

7:15

Goal setting (policy level and big picture direction) for next year and half - Council only.

8:00

Dessert Break

8:10

Council shares vision with staff. Complete goal setting. Identify parking lot items and next steps

8:20

Collective achievement from today

8:30

Adjourn