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City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Special Meeting
Virginia Air & Space Center
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
9:41:41 AM
Linda Curtis, W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr., Will Moffett, Teresa V. Schmidt, Chris Snead, Donnie R. Tuck, George E. Wallace, Mayor
Mary Bunting, City Manager
Vanessa T. Valldejuli, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, CMC, Clerk of Council
not set, not set
Continuation of Council Visioning Exercises

Call to Order
  Mayor Wallace called the meeting to order at 9:41 a.m. Councilman Tuck was not able to attend the meeting. Councilman Hobbs arrived at approximately 10 a.m. The staff present were Mary Bunting, City Manager; Vanessa Valldejuli, City Attorney, and Katherine Glass, Clerk of Council, and Communications Strategist, Robin McCormick.

The facilitators were Jim Oliver, Suzanne Puryear and Zin White.

Daily Press reporter Robert Brauchle was also present.

A summary report from the facilitators is attached hereto and will serve as the minutes of this meeting.
1.14-0315Continuation of Retreat Activities and Discussion: Team Building and Vision Development
ACTION: Council aided by the facilitators, began with a team building exercise about strengths and needs and discussed ground rules and guiding principles. They brainstormed potential strategic partners and reached consensus that their areas of focus should be education, safety, economic growth, housing, and Fort Monroe. They discussed potential partners in those areas.

Following lunch, they discussed the role of the Mayor. They briefly discussed strategies to engage various partners and agreed that one meeting a month will focus on vision and strategy. Council also agreed to Council liaisons as follow: Education - Schmidt and Snead, Safety - Curtis and Moffett, Economic Growth - Wallace and Hobbs, Housing - Snead and Tuck, and Fort Monroe - Wallace and Curtis.

Council also discussed their meeting structure and generally agreed to two afternoon meetings each month to begin at 12 noon and two evening business meetings each month to begin at 6:30 p.m., both on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Spotlight on Citizens will continue in the current format but the time will be changed to 6 p.m. The public comment sessions will return to being a part of the evening business meeting agenda. It is not anticipated that meetings will take place on the fourth Wednesday of each month in June, July and August (although participants are requested to avoid scheduling vacations during those times in case an additional meeting is needed) and will also not take place on the fourth Wednesdays in November and December.
  The meeting adjourned at 4:54 p.m.