Thanks to the continued participation and dedication of municipal officials in the 11 municipalities of the Alle-Kiski area, the Alle-Kiski team is starting to take shape. With just two meetings completed, there has been solid representation from every municipality within the District. Through honest, facilitated discussion thus far, we are beginning to be able to answer the question, “Who is Team Alle-Kiski?” From this shared process, group voices are beginning to come together and the characteristics of team Alle-Kiski are starting to be teased out.
Although each municipality has its own unique and separate characteristics, many also overlap and inform the Alle-Kiski as a whole. At the July 29th meeting, we had asked municipal officials to participate in a team WIKI (“What I Know Is”) exercise where participants paired up to ask each other a series of questions. From this exercise, it is clear that Alle-Kiski team members share several of the same values, motivations, expectations of others, and limits.
The Alle-Kiski team is one that:
At the end of the meeting, compiling team statements helped to summarize what was learned about the team in the team WIKI exercise. These statements fall into four buckets: commitment to citizens, working together, ethical responsibility, and hardworking nature. Through the process of identifying team values, motivations, expectations of others, and limits, we have started to define how the Alle-Kiski team can successfully function together. As we move forward through this shared process, we will continue to tease out more values and characteristics, to fill these buckets and inform our reimagining of the Alle-Kiski region.