The Coffee Chats are a BIG HIT!
If you are a citizen of McLendon-Chisholm come and meet us for some coffee and other refreshments.
These visits are informal and meant for you to speak freely. Maybe there are some things that you would like to address or you would like further clarification on.
In being part of a working city council, I have learned that many citizen’s don’t know all that we are elected to do.
Many of your elected officials wear many hats and have a variety of responsibilities beyond being a legislator.
Our primary role as a city council member is policy making. As policy makers, it is the council’s responsibility to identify the needs of the citizens and to formulate a plan to meet those needs. It may mean to enact ordinances or resolutions. Or amending or revising.
Thus far, I have been willing to discuss issues to reach a consensus on the best course of action for ALL citizens, whatever the issue. It doesn’t matter which neighborhood you live in. One or more of the council members, as well as, our Mayor would be open to discussing any issue. We are your ambassadors and are willing to represent you.
Citizens expect the city council to provide leadership in addressing issues, as well as, exercise authority to preserve and promote their health, safety, and welfare.
Having these coffee chats or participating in other forms of civic events are important opportunities to learn more from what citizens expect from city government. It helps us explore through conversations and as representatives introduce ideas to even addressing issues at an open meeting(s).
We are fortunate that we have a variety of platforms to communicate with citizens and I hope that as we continue to grow, not necessarily through population, but as a stronger community that there will continue to be a direct contact with citizens.