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2010 Department of Community Resource Development Symposium

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2010 Department of Community Resource Development Symposium

  1. 1. Impacts of Wood County Board DOWNSIZING & REORGANIZATION Peter Manley CNRED Agent Wood County UW Extension SYMPOSIUM Department of Community Resource Development October 20, 2010
  2. 2. Timeline • Nov 7 2006 - Referendum
  3. 3. Timeline • Nov 7 2006 – Referendum • • • • • • • April 1 2008 – 19 Supervisors
  4. 4. Timeline • Nov 7 2006 – Referendum • • Dec 2006 – Reorganization Committee appointed • • • • April 1 2008 – 19 Supervisors
  5. 5. Timeline • Nov 7 2006 – Referendum • Dec 2006 – Reorganization Committee appointed • Oct 2007 - Reorganization adopted • April 1 2008 – 19 Supervisors
  6. 6. Reorganization • From: - 15 committees over Departments - 10 additional committees
  7. 7. Reorganization • From: - 15 committees over Departments - 10 additional committees • To: - 6 committees
  8. 8. Remember that Reorganization Committee?? • • Dec 2006 – Reorganization Committee appointed • • • • How did that work ?!?!
  9. 9. Reorganization Committee • FORCED a streamlined strategic planning process. • • • • •
  10. 10. Reorganization Committee • Strategic Planning Process. • Studied other counties. • • • • •
  11. 11. Reorganization Committee • Strategic Planning Process. • Studied. • Developed alternatives. – Modified snowcard technique • • • •
  12. 12. Reorganization Committee • Strategic Planning Process. • Studied. • Alternatives. • Controlled outside input – Supervisors, Dept Heads, Public • • •
  13. 13. Reorganization Committee • Strategic Planning Process. • Studied. • Alternatives. • Input • Detailed bylaw work – Slow tedious legal work - - fun! • • •
  14. 14. Reorganization Committee • Strategic Planning Process. • Studied. • Alternatives. • Input • Bylaw work • Adoption – Most common comment: IT SUCKS! • • •
  15. 15. Reorganization Committee • Strategic Planning Process. • Studied. • Alternatives. • Input • Bylaw work • Adoption • Implementation – Continued input, discussion • •
  16. 16. Reorganization Committee • Strategic Planning Process. • Studied. • Alternatives. • Input • Bylaw work • Adoption • Implementation • Follow Up Evaluation •
  17. 17. SURVEY • Survey Time: – One month before downsizing/reorganization – One year after downsizing/reorganization • Asked: – County Board Supervisors – Department Heads – Referendum Advocates
  18. 18. Number of People Represented Opinion of Supervisors (%) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Too Few About Right Too Many 2000 People 4000 People
  19. 19. Size of “Rural” Districts Opinion of Supervisors (%) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Too Small About Right Too Big Before After
  20. 20. Knowledge of Department Operation Opinion of Supervisors (%) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Adequate/More than Adequate Less than adequate Before After
  21. 21. Committee Meeting Length is “About Right” Supervisor & Dept Head Opinion (%) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Before After Supervisor Dept Head
  22. 22. Dept Heads Have Enough or More Than Enough Time to Educate Supervisors Supervisor and Dept Head Opinion (%) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Before After Supervisors Dept Heads
  23. 23. County Board Sessions are “About Right in Length” Supervisor and Dept Head Opinion (%) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Before After Supervisors Dept Heads
  24. 24. More Information • REPORT: IMPACTS OF WOOD COUNTY BOARD DOWNSIZING AND REORGANIZATION
  25. 25. Time for Discussion • How did your involvement in this program change your thinking? • If you had to do this all over what would you change? • What element of the program allowed you the most creativity?
  26. 26. QUESTIONS &

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