Annual Newport city evaluation update: Submitted by City Councilor David Allen:
This past year concluded 13 years for me on the Newport City Council. At the start of 2019, four new members joined the council, and I was elected council president for the year. A number of years ago, the council had put in place a practice of rotating the position of council president among council members. That practice continued with the election of a new council president for 2020, Councilor Ryan Parker.
Besides filling in as chair for council meetings, when the mayor is absent, the council president also teams with the mayor during the year to provide oversight on behalf of the council for the city manager and city attorney. That oversight includes quarterly check-ins as well as coordinating the annual evaluation for both city manager and city attorney. This past year, the evaluation process for the city manager concluded with a written summary report accepted by the council at the first regular meeting of 2020, held on Jan. 6. Sadly, our city attorney passed away last fall, and he will be missed.
Conducting annual evaluations of the city manager and city attorney is one of the council responsibilities. For this past year, I’d like to thank the mayor, city manager, and the entire council for their time and effort during the evaluation process. The written summary report accepted by the council on Jan. 6 was included as part of the meeting agenda packet and can be viewed by using the following link: Click here:
David N. Allen