O'Fallon, Illinois, Part III
I had the good fortune to be able to attend a meeting of the O'Fallon (Illinois) Planning Commission while in town. It included a controversial development project as I reported on in the previous post. But the tone for the meeting was set at the outset.
Taking just a few minutes, Gene McCoskey (second from the right), the Planning Commission Chair provided those attending the Planning Commission meeting with an orientation to the meeting -- including brief introductions, a review of how the meeting would be run, and what the planning commission's role is. These kind of opening remarks help set the tone for a civil and productive meeting. My apologies for the rough quality of the audio and the fact that the first few seconds of Gene McCoskey's remarks were not recorded.
- to listen to Gene McCoskey's introduction [press blue arrow to play; click link to download]
- access this conversation on our podcast page
note from Wayne: for many years Elaine Cogan has covered a range of "meeting management" issues of interest to planning commissioners. These have been condensed in her publication, Now That You're On Board -- take a look at the topics Elaine covers.