Thursday, June 8, 2017

Inspiring presentation by Richard Reade at the Lake Worth City Commission last Tuesday.

To watch this presentation on YouTube use this link.

Here’s the headline in The Lake Worth Herald: “Lake Worth Celebrates 80 Years Council-Manager Form of Government”. An excerpt is below.
The Herald is still ¢50. Pick up the print edition tomorrow at the City’s newsstand located at 600 Lake Ave. An excerpt from the paper this week:

On Behalf of the Florida City & County Management Association (FCCMA) Palm Springs’ Village Manager Richard Reade presented Lake Worth with a certificate celebrating its 80th year as a Council Manager form of government as recognized by the International City/County Management Association (IMCA). Reade said, “On behalf of the officers, board of directors and membership of the FCCMA we offer our sincere congratulations on this milestone achievement!”
     Reade explained the Council-Manager form of government was created to help separate administration from direct political influence and establish merit-based practices within local government.
     It is modeled after a corporation’s framework with voters (shareholders) selecting a commission (board of directors) who in turn appoint a manager (professional executive) to advise the commission (board) and implement its actions (ordinances and policies).
     Reade praised Lake Worth as an excellent example of this form of government, not only through its residents and businesses, but also to surrounding cities within Palm Beach County and throughout the State of Florida.

Mr. Reade went on to praise the work done by our City Manager, Michael Bornstein. To read the entire article pick up the print edition tomorrow and say “Hello” to the proprietor as well.