Manager’s Update: July 10, 2013
Due to the events related to the lives lost in the Yarnell Fire, this Manager’s Update is being posted one week early and is dedicated to the Prescott 19.
This week I talk with Assistant Fire Chief Vance Gray about the Yarnell fire and Gilbert Fire & Rescue and Gilbert Police Department’s involvement and what we can all do to help.
Join Gilbert Police and Gilbert Fire & Rescue for Guns vs. Hoses, a charity hockey game this Saturday. Admission is free and all donations will go to the 100 Club of Arizona Survivor’s fund. The event is Saturday July 13 @ 12:00, at Gilbert Polar Ice.
Donations can also be made online: http://www.100club.org.
Please look for my next update on August 1.
Manager’s Update: July 2, 2013
It is my pleasure to introduce everyone to the new Town Attorney, Michael Hamblin. I’d also like to wish everyone a very safe and happy 4th of July holiday this weekend!
The Town of Gilbert operates under the council-manager form of government.
You may have wondered from time to time: What does this form mean, and how does it benefit the Town of Gilbert?
The council-manager form of government is a structure based on the business CEO/board of directors model, wherein there is a board of directors (in this case, a Town Council) that sets business policy, and a chief executive who is tasked with carrying out that policy (in this case, the town manager).
The manager’s office oversees the day-to-day operations of the town and helps the council achieve the policy goals it identifies. So, whether that’s driving Gilbert to become a technology leader or proactively address infrastructure needs, the manager’s office is there to ensure Gilbert is a best-in-class organization that provides the highest-quality service at the lowest possible cost.
The council-manager form of government is quite common among other communities. In fact, 73 percent of cities, towns and counties across America with populations of 2,500 or more operate under this form. In Arizona, 87 of the 91 cities and towns, and all 15 counties are structured with this model. For more information, visit www.lifewellrun.org or check out this video:
Manager’s Update: June 20, 2013
This week I’m on the job talking to Planning Service Manager Linda Edwards about the proposed Arts, Culture, and Entertainment District in Gilbert’s Heritage District.
Find out more about what this means for Gilbert at http://www.gilbertaz.gov/hvc.
Manager’s Update: June 6, 2013
This week I’m on the job talking to Parks and Recreation interim director Melanie Dykstra about the Parks Master Plan. We will be holding a public meeting to get your input about the master plan. To find out more, visit: www.gilbertaz.gov.
Manager’s Update: May 23, 2013
In this weeks ‘On the Job’ Manager’s Update, Gilbert Town Manager Patrick Banger speaks with Interim Director of Public Works Nicole Dailey about the new things happening in the department and the national recognitions they have received.
Manager’s Update: May 9, 2013
I’m on the job with Economic Development Director Dan Henderson, talking about a partnership with ASU’s Masters in Real Estate Development students. These students could have a major impact on the redevelopment of the Heritage District as we plan the future of Downtown Gilbert.
Manager’s Update: April 25, 2013
It’s National Volunteer Week. I’m on the job with Fire Volunteer Coordinator Kim Yonda-Lead, discussing volunteerism at the town. There are many volunteer opportunities to choose from in our communities. Take a minute and thank a volunteer today. If you’d like to volunteer, visit links below and thank you for your service.
Town of Gilbert volunteer opportunities:
Gilbert Fire volunteers:
Manager’s Update: April 11, 2013
In this week’s update, I talk with Budget Manager Dawn Irvine about the financial plan and budget process.
Manager’s Update: March 28, 2013
I’m on the job with Mark Kramer, Information Technology Director. In this week’s Manager’s Update we’re talking about the town’s Disaster Recovery Plan.