A Joint Public meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Arthur, IL, the Arthur Area Association of Commerce (AAAOC) and the Arthur Area Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) was held on Monday, February 22, 2010. Village President Ron Kingery called the meeting to order at 7:00pm. Trustees present were Terry Clark, Karen Good, Matt Bernius, Mike McWilliams, and Iris Dicks. Trustee Darrell Duzan was not present.
Other representatives present were Dave Conlin, Lisa Eller, Ray Helmuth, Nelson Herschberger, Mike Ovca, and Rod Randall.
Trustee Matt Bernius reviewed the purpose of the meeting * the cost sharing of an employee. Those present were split into small groups to conduct a SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunity, threat) analysis of the idea.
Each section of each group's analysis was identified and discussed.
R. Randall distributed a sheet outlining some of the roles of the proposed employee; he explained the roles under the area of the AJAAOC. President Ron Kingery stated the role of the Village is more of a facilitator for the other two groups. L. Eller stated two of the AAEDC's main goals are to visit all area businesses and coordinate an asset map / database. She outlined a few other goals for this employee.
The idea of having a supervisory group for this employee made up of one person from each of the three groups was discussed.
M. Bernius suggested everyone continue to complete the role of this person, discuss it within their groups, and work on a 12-month job description.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30pm.