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Thursday, July 2, 2020

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McBarnes convenes first-ever City-County leadership summit

Mayor invites area officials to event focusing on enhancing communications.

Frankfort, IN – With communications as one of his four cornerstones of his new administration, Mayor Chris McBarnes is hosting an inaugural Leadership Summit, gathering more than 40 county and city government, school and community leaders together on February 23.

“For the past several years, our City and County governing bodies have not communicated with each other as we all would have liked. The Leadership Summit is an opportunity to improve our relationships, help us all become better acquainted and communicate more effectively with each other for the good of our groups and especially, for all of our constituents,” McBarnes said.

Those invited to the Summit include Clinton County Council; Commissioners; Sheriff; Planner; Surveyor; Emergency Management Agency Director; Chamber Executive Director; Community Foundation Vice President; area school superintendents; City of Frankfort Clerk-Treasurer; Council; Board of Works; presidents of the Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and Airport Authority Board; Utility Service Board; City Attorney; Fire Chief; Police Chief; Parks and Streets Superintendent, and Building Inspector.

To facilitate the event, McBarnes reached out to Butler University Communications and Organizational Leadership Professor Paul Sandin who will lead Summit participants through the three-hour event at the Frankfort Community Schools Administration Building.

While the meeting is not open to the public, media are welcome to cover the event. In keeping with his focus on the importance of communication, McBarnes will share outcomes, including action items, following the Summit.

“It’s particularly challenging to build relationships that foster effective communications when we don’t have opportunities to be in front of each other and create trust and familiarity. In each of our roles, we are obligated to do our individual and collective best to be clear, concise and consistent in our communication efforts.

“This Leadership Summit is intended to help all of us do just that. My long-term goal is that effective and efficient communication comes to the forefront of all of our minds as we perform our duties for the individuals, families, businesses and groups we serve in Clinton County and Frankfort,” McBarnes explained.

For questions or interview requests, contact Mayor Chris McBarnes at 765-654-7332.