Learn who does what in Park City during annual seminar
Parkites wanting to learn about the mechanics of City Hall have their annual opportunity in mid-February.
And people in attendance at the daylong Leadership 101 seminar will also have the chance to listen to a de facto State of the City address that Mayor Dana Williams will deliver during Leadership 101.
The event is set from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Park City Marriott on Sidewinder Drive. There is a $30 fee to attend, which covers lunch and snacks.
Williams addresses the event annually. He said he expects his remarks will touch on issues City Hall is handling like the Treasure development, the Bonanza Park district, senior housing, ongoing talks with the EPA and the idea to build a movie studio at Quinn’s Junction. He is scheduled to speak for 30 minutes.
Williams headlines a lineup of speakers from the ranks of local governments and not-for-profit groups. Others who are on the schedule include City Manager Tom Bakaly, Summit County Manager Bob Jasper and members of the Summit County Council. Police Chief Wade Carpenter and Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds are on the agenda as well. The superintendent of the Park City School District, Ray Timothy, is scheduled to speak alongside the others.
People from outside the government will also deliver remarks to the Leadership 101 event. Bill Malone, the president and CEO of the Park City Chamber/Bureau, is slated to discuss business and tourism. A 90-minute forum involving a roster of 10 not-for-profit organizations will end the event.
Myles Rademan, one of the seminar’s organizers, described Leadership 101 as a "full-court press" briefing for people interested in the community agenda.
"You learn who’s doing what, how things work," Rademan said.
The program is in its 15th year. Rademan said 2012 will be the first year that representatives from emergency agencies will speak at the event.
He said people at the event meet the area’s leaders and learn that government officials are more accessible to Parkites than they are in larger communities.
Rademan will deliver a 45-minute history of Park City. He typically addresses the silver mining days, the economic troubles that followed the silver mining heyday, the rise of the ski industry and the 2002 Winter Olympics.
For more information, contact ReNae Rezac at City Hall. Her phone number is 615-5201. Her e-mail address is email@example.com.
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Arlene Loble served as the Park City manager in the 1980s, a pivotal period that prepared the community for the boom years that would follow in the 1990s. Loble, who recently died, is credited with introducing a level of professionalism to the municipal government that was needed amid the growth challenges.