Community members serving on city commissions will be recognized by the City of South Pasadena during the 2nd annual Commission Congress on Tuesday, February 25, starting at 6 p.m. at the War Memorial Building.
Following dinner, the public portion will begin at 7 p.m.
“The purpose of the event is to bring together all of the city’s commissioners and hear their top accomplishments for the prior year and to share the workflow plans for 2020,” explained South Pasadena Police Chief Joe Ortiz, who is sitting in for City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe last week while she is away from the office.
During Tuesday’s event, reports by chairs of commissions will be the focus and heard by councilmembers and other commissioners.
Reports will include a recap of major actions and events over the past year and include a high-level work plan for the coming year.
City officials will acknowledge city commissioners for volunteering their time and expertise to help the city. Commissioners will also have an opportunity to build relationships outside of their own groups.
The inaugural Congress a year ago was attended by nearly 80 commissioners, City Council members, and staff from all city departments. Following the event, commissioners were asked to complete an evaluation gave the event high marks.
- 96% gave a high approval rating to the event;
- 96% said the presentation of the commission reports was valuable;
- 94% said the networking portion of the event should be continued this year.
The Commission Congress will now become an annual event.
The War Memorial Building is at 435 Fair Oaks Avenue in the city.