The primary purpose of the Knightdale Town Council’s annual retreat is to survey the Town’s landscape identifying key vulnerabilities as well as opportunities for community advancement. Vulnerabilities and opportunities may be internal to the municipal organization or external environmental factors. The elected officials express their individual goals and work to build consensus as a governing body. The Knightdale Town Council collaborates with the Town Manager to clearly outline goals with associated target dates for completion. In turn, Town Administration absorbs these goals into the work plans for the applicable department(s) to ensure completion.
These goals represent the primary direction in which the town staff’s efforts will be focused in addition to their regular, operational responsibilities. The retreat also offers an excellent opportunity to clarify the roles and responsibilities of the elected officials and town staff.