This meeting has been noticed according to the Brown Act rules. The Board of Directors meets regularly on the third Monday of each month.  The meetings begin at 7:00 PM.



Strategic Planning Retreat

Board of Directors

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District


Monday, September 25, 2006

Carmel Mission Inn, 3665 Rio Road, Carmel, CA  93923

Staff notes for the agenda items will be available on the District web site at by 5 PM on September 22, 2006.

The purpose of this special Board meeting is to provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas between Board members and staff.  The Directors will take no formal action.  There will be two opportunities for public comment. Any draft strategic plan developed today will be presented for public input, consideration and adoption at a future regular meeting of the Board.





8:00 AM

 Tolosa Room – Continental Breakfast





8:30 AM

Carmelo Room










Mission and Vision of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District and Purpose of the Retreat – Michelle Knight, MPWMD Board Chair







Introduction of the Facilitator and Recorder – Dave Berger, General Manager







Role of the Facilitator, Recorder, Group and Public; Strategic Planning Elements; Agenda – Marilyn Snider, Facilitator – Snider and Associates







Introductions of the Group







Public Comment:  Anyone wishing to address the Board on matters listed on the agenda or any item within the District’s purview may do so.  Please limit your comments to (3) three minutes.







MPWMD 2005-2006 Key Issues










Board of Directors

Michelle Knight, Chair – Division 4

Judi Lehman, Vice Chair – Division 2

Alvin Edwards – Division 1

Kristi Markey – Division 3

Larry Foy – Division 5

David Pendergrass – Mayoral Representative

David Potter – Monterey County Board of Supervisors


General Manager

David A. Berger


This agenda was posted at the District office at 5 Harris Court, Monterey on Thursday, September 21, 2006.  Staff reports regarding these agenda items will be available for public review on Friday, September 22, 2006 through Monday, September 25, 2006 at the District office and at the Carmel, Carmel Valley, Monterey, Pacific Grove and Seaside libraries.  The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for October 16, 2006.






What are the Accomplishments of the MPWMD During the Past Year?






What is Not Going as Well As You Would Like Internally with MPWMD?






What are the External Factors/Trends (e.g. economic, political, environmental, technological, demographic) that Will/Might have an Impact on MPWMD in the Next Three Years:



Positively (opportunities)?



Negatively (threats)?






Public Input Regarding Potential Goals for the District:  The Board invites suggestions/comments from the public on potential goals.  Please limit your comments to (3) three minutes.






Identify Three-Year Goals for MPWMD (what needs to be accomplished)



Brainstorm Goals



By Consensus, Select 4 or 5 Goals






Identify Six-Month Strategic Objectives (how the goals will be addressed initially – by when, who will be accountable, for what specific, measurable results) for Each of the Three-Year Goals






Determine Whether or Not to Establish a Citizen’s Advisory Committee






Next Steps/Follow-Up Process to Monitor Progress on the Goals and Objectives (including setting a date for a six-month follow-up)






Summary of the Retreat and Closing Remarks




4:00 PM







There will be a mid-morning and a mid-afternoon break in the Tolosa Room.   A group lunch is scheduled at 12:00 in the Villa Carmel Restaurant for Board members, the facilitator and District staff participating in the meeting.  No cell phones/audible pagers/scheduled meetings during the retreat please.  Directors and participating staff are asked to bring their 2007 calendars.











Upcoming Board Meetings


Monday, October 16, 2006

Regular Board Meeting

7 PM

MPWMD Office


Monday, November 20, 2006

Regular Board Meeting

7 PM

MPWMD Office


Monday, December 11, 2006

Regular Board Meeting

7 PM

MPWMD Office




Upon request, MPWMD will provide written agenda materials in appropriate alternative formats, or disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in public meetings.  Please submit a written request, including your name, mailing address, phone number and brief description of the requested materials and preferred alternative format or auxiliary aid or service by 5:00 PM on Friday, September 22, 2006.  Requests should be sent to the Board Secretary, MPWMD, P.O. Box 85, Monterey, CA, 93942.  You may also fax your request to the Administrative Services Division at 831-644-9560, or call 831-658-5600.