City-JohnstonLeadership1The Johnston Leadership Series continued on March 12, 2014 with a focus on city government.  City Administrator Jim Sanders led an informative discussion about the operations of the City of Johnston, and participants also engaged in a case study discussion about the Merle Hay Road Gateway redevelopment project.  The pros and cons of various development strategies and options were explored, including a discussion of priorities for the investment of public resources in the area.  Thanks to Mayor Paula Dierenfeld and Councilman Tom Cope for contributing to the discussion.  And special thanks to our class participants:  Rachel Myers, John Pietila, Jason Kerndt, Mike Ginther, Jared Weiss, Bill O’Connell, Mike Marlow, Sharm Sisler, Emily Price, and Heather Goodwin.

Please join us at the next session of the Johnston Leadership Series.