In this week’s City Council Packet, the City Manager provides a report on what he feels his administrations success has been regarding the past years Goals and Objectives. There may be some discussion of this at tonight’s council meeting.
Here is his Cover letter and the report the Councilors received. Do you agree with his findings?
January 27, 2012
Mayor Patrick O Murphy
Members of the Lowell City Council
RE: Goals and Objectives
Dear Mayor Murphy and City Councilors,
I am pleased to provide a presentation to the Council regarding the City Manager’s Goals and Objectives which was adopted in February of 2011 . An update was provided to the Council at the December 13th meeting and is attached for your information. The presentation provides an excellent opportunity to look back over the last year and reflect upon our progress in aligning our focus to strategic goals and objectives outlined in that plan and supported by the Council. The focus of the strategic plan should be providing a framework to direct resources in order to achieve a specific vision for the City. The eight goals accomplish this and at the same time give departments the guidance necessary to develop their own goals.
I want to thank the department heads for their commitment towards meeting the challenges in
attempting to achieve these goals, even in the face of changes in personnel or funding levels which
threatened to derail their efforts. I want to recognize Michael Hebert for his work in guiding department heads through the goal setting process.
It is clear that the vision and specific priorities of the Council are reflected in what has been accomplished over the past year, particularly in the areas of financial stability, sustainability, infrastructure improvements and improved customer service. As we begin the new year, I look forward to the current Council’s input as we establish our next steps and complete those items left unfinished.
Bernard F. Lynch