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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Town of Springfield
Strategic Plan Steering Committee Monday, 9/11/17

1. The meeting was called to order at 4:40PM.
Present: FOSTL Member Pat Graves, Library Director Amy Howlett,  Retired Springfield Teacher Deanna Dexter, Board Member Barbara Ball.

2.   Organizational Explanation:  Amy gave a brief update on the strategic planning process. Membership of this committee is listed above. Number of meetings: 1 (tonight) or maybe 2 if a second meeting is needed (date will be 9/18 at 4:40pm).
Committee purpose: to figure out the nuts and bolts of the coming strategic planning process.
Minutes: Barbara will take minutes with assistance from Amy.
3.         Additions/ subtractions to the Agenda

4.   Public comments

5. Director's report on strategic planning: 
Schedule: There will be two 4-hour meetings from 4-8pm. They will be tightly facilitated and include dinner and childcare. Dates are Wednesday, September 27th and Wednesday, October 25th.

The Committee worked on the list of invitees from education, media, town organizations, and businesses. Demographics that should be represented include young families, retirees, millennials, mid-life professionals.

Menu: Group thought 56 Main would be a first choice.

6. Executive Session: N/A

7. Next Meeting Date: Monday, September 18th at 4:40pm (if necessary.)

8. Adjournment: Meeting was adjourned at 5:37PM.