Once again, and as you will see in this Quarterly Report, our staff has remained incredibly active in our shared focus of Keeping Cary Great. From the remarkably successful completion of the improvements to the Cary Parkway/High House intersection to the extraordinary cross-departmental group who literally saved our recycling program, I remain incredibly proud of how well our staff can work together to tackle the biggest things.
One of this quarter’s highlights for me was our annual Council-Staff Retreat. I cannot overstate my belief in the importance of our taking time to share experiences and learning, to strengthen our personal relationships and to intentionally attend to our collective consciousness as a high-performing team. As is the case for each of the three retreats I’ve been part of, the experience was both rewarding and exhausting. As we continue to reflect on Dr. Horniman’s exhortation to “invite, include and inspire” others, I can’t help but think of our roles both in the organization and in the community and how, as public servants, we work every day to build community and care for each other. Just as one quarter closes with this report, our next Quarterly Meeting is just around the corner on the afternoon of May 9, and we will be returning to SAS. I look forward to discussing my recommended FY 2020 budget — including our planned bond referendum — and providing updates on several initiatives.
It is my honor to serve as Cary’s Town Manager and be the change agent the Council hired me to be.
In Keeping Cary Great,
Sean R. Stegall