Since returning to the Oakland Mills Village Board a couple months ago, I haven't really talked much about it. This is for a number of reasons. For one, what's happening in the Village of Oakland Mills is a fairly small scope compared to Maryland, Howard County, or even Columbia. For another, my role as a member of the Village Board is different than my role as a blogger. My audience and my charge are different. On the Village Board, I'm charged with serving the interests of the residents and business and association members of Oakland Mills. I need to think in a group setting. On this blog, these opinions and statements are purely my own personal thoughts, musings, and teases. And the role is different. On the blong I attempt (often poorly) to be entertaining and many other things in addition to being informative. On the Village Board, ego and self-effacing behavior aren't OK.
This post is an exception. And even so, I will present not much detail.
Today our board had a retreat at The Other Barn. It was fantastic that all seven board members, our CA Board rep, our Village Manager and Community Organizer all attended. We created a list of eleven priority areas for the village, focused on five, and determined specific actions to be taken on those top five priorities. Our Board Chair, Bill Gray, did an outstanding job of organizing and running the retreat.
So, what are those priorities, and what are we going to do? Hahahaha!!! I ain't telling. Except to say that I am excited about the diverse, ambitious agenda our village has for the next 8 months. It's pretty doggone good. Aggressive, multifaceted, and focused on making Oakland Mills an even better place to raise a family, play, and work.
More to come, gentle readers!