Manager’s Update: October 10, 2013
This week, I go behind-the-scenes with Digital Journalists Gardenia Lamadrid and Jessica Bautista to demonstrate how the Manager’s Update video series is shot and produced.
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Manager’s Update: September 26, 2013
In this Manager’s Update, I speak with the new Town of Gilbert Public Works Director Ken Morgan. Ken brings an extensive background in Public Works operations to the Gilbert team. Most recently working with the City of Phoenix as the Deputy Water Services Director, Ken has also served as the Operations Manager for Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities, overseeing the water distribution and wastewater collection crews in the operation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of infrastructure. In addition to serving as the District Supervisor for the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District, Ken also managed the building, construction management, design, planning, and Streets operations for O’Fallon, Missouri prior to moving to Charlotte Mecklenburg.
Manager’s Update: September 12, 2013
For this weeks Manager’s Update I spoke with Carrie Bosley, the Director of Human Resources for the Town of Gilbert. Bosley gives an update on the town’s Talent Management Strategy and next steps in the coming year.
Manager’s Update: August 29, 2013
This week, I talk with Mayor John Lewis about the Annual Council Retreat. You can view the full video of the retreat presentations here: Council Retreat Presentations
Manager’s Update: August 15, 2013
This week, I sit down with our new Parks & Recreation Director Rod Buchanan. Take a look and see what he brings to the town.
To find out more about Parks & Rec. in Gilbert, Arizona visit: http://www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/
Manager’s Update: August 1, 2013
This week, I sit down with Gilbert Fire & Rescue Community Services Coordinator Jean Machnicki to talk about Drowning Impact Awareness Month. You can find out about the drowning prevention programs in Gilbert at our website at www.gilbertaz.gov/watersafety.
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.