Mayor: state of the city is ‘very strong’ |

Mayor: state of the city is ‘very strong’

Tom Bakaly, the Park City manager at the time, addresses the Leadership 101 event in 2012. This year's Leadership 101 is scheduled on Feb. 13 and will feature a lineup of speakers from local governments and the nonprofit sector. Courtesy of Myles Rademan

A roster of government officials and leaders from the not-for-profit sector will address a daylong seminar next week, introducing people to the work plan for the year at City Hall as they address numerous other topics.

The Leadership 101 seminar is scheduled on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at The Yarrow. Registration is $30 and includes lunch and refreshments during breaks.

One of the highlights is expected to be a de facto State of the City address by Mayor Dana Williams. He said he has addressed the event for 10 years and plans to cover a diverse set of topics in his comments.

Williams said he plans to talk about City Hall issues like development, the environment and water. He said he could discuss major projects that are under consideration like Treasure and Bonanza Park. Williams also indicated he could speak about immigration in his remarks as well as City Hall’s relationships with the private and not-for-profit sectors.

He said Park City is in "very strong shape," pointing toward City Hall’s finances and strong tourism numbers.

The Leadership 101 schedule sets aside 30 minutes for the mayor’s remarks.

Others who are expected to speak during Leadership 101 include Interim Park City Manager Diane Foster and Phyllis Robinson, who manages City Hall’s community and public affairs.

Summit County Councilors and Summit County Manager Bob Jasper plan to represent the County Courthouse at the event. A combined forty-five minutes are scheduled for them. Jasper said he plans to give the audience an overview of the Summit County government and take questions. He said topics he could broach include a description of municipal-style services Summit County provides to the unincorporated areas and financing the county services.

City Hall will also send staffers to Leadership 101 to discuss growth issues and environmental programs. Other officials from the municipal government will address topics like the Park City Police Department, waterworks and the library. Bill Malone, the president and CEO of the Park City Chamber/Bureau, is set to talk about the tourism industry and wider business topics.

More than an hour is scheduled at the end of the event for the not-for-profit sector. The segment will be led by the Park City Foundation and involve some of the area’s nonprofits, including Mountainlands Community Housing Trust, Friends of Animals and the Summit Land Conservancy.

"I hope they realize there’s a lot of serious people taking care of business in the community," Myles Rademan, who organizes the event and has a 50-minute speaking slot at the beginning of Leadership 101.

Rademan, a longtime figure in the Leadership Park City training program, said the annual Leadership 101 event normally attracts a crowd of between 50 and 80 people.

A flier promoting the event says people will learn "how things work; current issues, and who does what. Hear from some of the people making the decisions."

"Whether you’ve been here a day or a lifetime . . . if you have an interest in the greater Park City community this program is for you," the flier says.

It says Leadership 101 could be helpful to front-desk workers, real estate agents, people who moved to the community recently or people who interact with the public.

People planning to attend may register beforehand or sign up at the event. For more information, contact Rademan at 435-901-8778 or ReNae Rezac at City Hall. Her phone number is 435-615-5201 and her e-mail address is

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