PURCELLVILLE, Va. — OCTOBER 17, 2018 — On October 12, 2018, the Town issued a News Release inviting the public to engage in two community meetings to provide input for the Town’s administrative organization and operational assessment. The meetings will be held on Monday, October 22nd at 11:30 AM and at 6:30 PM at Town Hall. If you have not already done so and would like to attend, please RSVP to Diana Hays, Town Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 540-751-2334.
The October 12 News Release also referenced the progress to date. Since the initiation of the assessment, the consultants have conducted meetings with nearly 50 of our 83 total employees. These meetings garnered input from 21 individuals and 8 focus groups within various departments, the Town Manager, management team and the Town Council. At this time, the consultants are analyzing policies, procedures and data. Upon completion of the community meetings, the data received will be analyzed and included in the final report to Council, during a public meeting, later this year.
At the end of September, members of Town Council met individually with the consultant. At this time, they were presented preliminary observations and recommendations which are attached to this News Release. Please note that these observations and recommendations are very preliminary and do not reflect a full analysis nor the community input that will be collected in next week’s community engagement meetings. The Council’s goal for the organization and operational assessment is to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of all departments to ensure the highest level of service delivery at the lowest cost to the taxpayers.