City Manager Search Advisory Task ForceJuly 8, 2017

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CITY MANAGER SEARCH ADVISORY TASK FORCE REGULAR MEETING Saturday, July 8, 2017, 1:00 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers 301 W. 2nd Street Austin, Texas 78701 TASK FORCE MEMBERS: Laura Huffman, Chair Saundra Kirk, Vice Chair Claudia Conner Susan Hambright Perla Cavazos Julio Gonzalez Altamirano Bill Spelman Channy Soeur Walter Muse Bobby Inman Jan Lehman AGENDA  CALL TO ORDER 1. CITIZENS COMMUNICATION: GENERAL (Individuals will each be allowed 3 minutes to address the Task Force.) 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF JUNE 28, 2017 TASK FORCE MEETING 3. INVITED TESTIMONY FROM COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND STAKEHOLDERS ON CITY MANAGER QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS Discussion and possible action (Each invited organization/stakeholder will be allotted 3 minutes to speak) 4. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT Discussion and possible action regarding the following: To help ensure consistency, the Task Force is requesting public comment/feedback around three critical questions that the Consultant Steve Newton from Russell Reynolds will use to develop the profile for our next City Manager.   a) What skills and abilities are most important for someone to manage our city? This could include previous job experience, education, etc. b) What are the personal characteristics that are most important for our next city manager to lead our unique community? Please think about the attributes that would be essential for someone to thrive in this environment. c) What do you see as the most critical challenges to Austin over the next 5-10 years? Our next City Manager is going to have to have the professional skills and personal attributes to tackle these issues, so we think it is important to provide this specific feedback to the City Council.  (Individuals may sign up to speak on any of the three questions. Each speaker will be allotted 3 minutes to speak.) 5. NEW BUSINESS Discussion and possible action regarding the following: a) City Manager Recruitment Process, updates on district meetings, public meetings, website to solicit community input, and utilizing 3-1-1 to survey public. b) Development of the City Manager profile. 6. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Sonya Alexander-Harry at Human Resources Department, at 512-974-3228, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the City Manager Search Advisory Task Force, please contact Sonya Alexander-Harry at 512-974-3228.