I’ve almost finished my second week in office and the time has flown by. I want to give you an inside view of what I have been up to so far.
I took office on January 6th at noon, and then I jumped right in. My first City Council meeting was the next day, and the staff did a great job getting me all the information needed to help make the council meeting a success.
I attended the Lehi Area Chamber’s annual awards banquet and presented the New Business of the Year award to Allie Humphrey and Matt Canaday of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at The Outlets at Traverse Mountain. I believe in supporting local businesses and look forward to working with our existing and future businesses in Eagle Mountain.
We have been moving full speed ahead. The city has no pause button, so business moves forward in every department regardless of any “transition efforts”. While this makes for some very long days in the beginning, I am enjoying the process.
I have been working diligently to meet with all employees one-on-one. I have been sharing my vision of an organization in which information flows freely from the bottom up, as well as from the top down. I can tell you that we have some great people working for this city, and they have great ideas about how to excel. What is even more impressive is the level of commitment most of these employees have to the city. They love this place, and so do I. I am beyond excited to see what we can do together.
In the coming months, we will talk a lot more about what specific opportunities we have for improvement. There are many, but then there always will be. I don’t believe any organization can simply exist. I believe we are always getting better or getting left behind; there is no in-between. I choose to focus on getting better, and I’m looking forward to the process.