June 18, 2004

8:00 a.m. Breakfast Available

8:30 to 9:00 Local Elected Leadership
Review an approach that can improve Board governance over the long term, identifying both direction and principles that lead to effective decision-making and relationships

8:30 to 12:00 Develop Board Vision and Priorities
Using a simple exercise, the Board will describe the long-range changes it would like to make in the County and the best aspects of it that they would like to retain. From these, components for a future vision statement and strategic priorities will be identified.

12:00 to 1:00 Lunch with the Group

1:00 to 3:30 Synthesize Priority Areas and Discuss
The Board will agree on priority areas and discuss implications and policy positions that it might take in support of the priority areas. This will provide a framework within which the Board can make decisions and provide broad policy direction for the staff.

3:30 to 4:30 Discuss Operating Guidelines
This session is devoted to helping the Board identify potential areas in which guidelines would be useful, including those that might guide Board/Board, Board/Chair, Board/Staff, and Board/Committee interaction.

4:30 to 5:00 Organizing for the Work to Come
The Board will identify action steps to follow up on the work that was done and will evaluate the session.

5:00 p.m. Adjourn