Local Government Retreats

 

Kitsap Transit Retreat


SERVICE AREA: Facilitation and Mediation

 

Overview

Triangle Associates facilitated the annual retreat of the Kitsap Transit Board of Commissioners, which included elected officials from across Kitsap County as well as Kitsap Transit directors and clerks.

 

Project Description

Triangle worked with Kitsap Transit staff ahead of the retreat to design an effective agenda to help commissioners work together to address their financial, social, and environmental goals. Triangle facilitated presentations, prioritization exercises, and group discussions throughout the all-day retreat. Triangle then developed a summary of the retreat, which included the key action items and recommendations from board members.

 

Greater Yellowstone Federal Coordinating Committee


SERVICE AREA: Facilitation and Mediation

 

Overview

The Greater Yellowstone Federal Coordinating Committee convenes twice annually for a health retreat to review and discuss a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which outlines how federal land managers with a stake in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem will coordinate with each other.

 

Project Description

Triangle led an organizational health retreat for 12 federal land managers who convene twice a year under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) from 1964, renewed every 5 years. The MOU outlines that federal land managers with a stake in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem will coordinate with each other. Triangle assessed, designed, facilitated, and summarized the 2017 retreat. Agency partners included: two National Park Service superintendents (for Yellowstone and Grand Teton), five Forest Supervisors, two National Refuge managers from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and three state leaders from Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Triangle assisted the group of leaders to create their new interagency leaders’ playbook and share commitments to each other as federal land managers. To stay current, this group continues to meet monthly by phone and provide overall direction for the work of several subcommittees with interagency staff.

Date : Kitsap Transit Retreat, 2018; Greater Yellowstone, 2017

Client : Kitsap Transit, National Park Service

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