The BoS held a retreat yesterday afternoon that lasted about 3 1/2 hours and covered a wide variety of topics. The purpose of the retreat was to set goals and objectives for the next few years and for the BoS to establish a cohesive vision for the Town and a strategy to achieve it. The meeting was taped and will be available on the Town website in the near future. A bit more work is needed , but I think we established a good framework going forward. We now have a rough sketch of a plan to build upon.
The facilitator, Carl Weber of Primex did a very good job keeping us on track and getting the job done in the time allotted.
First order of business was a SWOT analysis ( Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats) .It was defined as the foundation to maximize our strengths to pursue opportunities and minimizing threats by addressing or understanding weaknesses.
This led to some general vision statements that will be further defined down the road by the BoS into a vision of the Town of Moultonboro. Where are we headed in the next three to five years?
Specific goals were then identified and the beginnings of a work plan were put on paper.
The top two goals ( so far) were given a rough timeline. The first goal was to develop a marketing plan/strategy for the town. We want to attract people and businesses, but we don't do very much in the way of self promotion. The second was around the topic of communication and disseminating information up and down the chain of command.
In addition to these two high level goals, quite a few really good ideas were put on paper and in time many if not all will be addressed.
Much more work yet ,but we left the meeting committed to continue this important effort. Stay tuned.