On behalf of our employees, thank you to for unanimously adopting the FY 2019 budget. The document that will guide us into 2019 and beyond continues to set high standards for ourselves and the community and is reflective of the exceptional services that our citizens have come to expect.
Throughout this quarter we have refined our focus to reimagine our organization. This focus requires hard conversations. It requires self-examination and awareness to ensure that everyone is playing a meaningful role in shaping the organization we are becoming. To meet the goals set forth in the Imagine Cary Community Plan, it’s critical that we align our people — their strengths and skills — with the processes that we will need in the future.
To do this, we must discover the right balance of accountability and creativity. We must assess the expertise of the past and the innovation required for the future. Regularly, we need to be evaluating whether our actions of today are moving us closer to the future or are holding us back. Let us be intentional today with the future we want tomorrow.
We’re especially appreciative of our partnership with WakeMed Cary for agreeing to host our Quarterly Planning Meeting on August 16. Our relationship with WakeMed is incredibly effective and productive. WakeMed Cary is integral to our FitCary efforts as they support employee health screenings, provide on-site lifestyle coaching and contribute to maintaining happy and healthy Town employees. We’re also pleased that WakeMed Cary shares our commitment to easing the burdens of the opioid epidemic on our community. We look forward to sharing with Council the preliminary results of our Bloomberg pilot at the Quarterly meeting.
Three areas of note this quarter include:
- An update on the continued investment in our regional transit plan; specifically, detailed information related to the FY 2019 Wake Transit work plan.
- Cary Tennis Park and USA Baseball National Training Center welcomed back the ACC and NCAA athletics after a pause due to the General Assembly’s HB2.
- The Town completed its first buried asset infrastructure report, which will serve as a roadmap to meet our maintenance responsibilities to water, wastewater, stormwater and reclaimed water systems.
Once again, thank you for sharing your time, and vision, with us on August 16.
In Keeping Cary Great,
Sean R. Stegall