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File #: 19-0434    Version: 1
Type: decision Status: Passed
File created: 5/1/2019 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 5/7/2019 Final action: 5/7/2019
Title: Approval of the Proposed Agenda, Location, and Trainer for the Mid-Year City Council Retreat on June 8, 2019
Attachments: 1. Draft Retreat Agenda
Related files: 19-0390
Title
Approval of the Proposed Agenda, Location, and Trainer for the Mid-Year City Council Retreat on June 8, 2019

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
The General Government Committee met on April 24 and recommended the following location, agenda, and trainer for the City Council Mid-Year Retreat.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve the upcoming mid-year retreat including the location, agenda, and trainer as recommended by the General Government Committee.

Report
Issue:
Whether to approve the recommendations for the location, agenda, and trainer for the mid-year retreat.

Staff Contact:
Steve Hall, City Manager, 360.753.8447

Presenter(s):
Steve Hall, City Manager

Background and Analysis:
The Council holds a mid-year retreat to address timely issues, review progress on major initiatives, and check-in on other matters as determined by the City Council.

At its January 2019 retreat, Council set Saturday, June 8, as the date for the mid-year retreat. The board room at LOTT has been reserved for the meeting. The mid-year retreat is normally four to five hours, usually Saturday morning. This year the General Government Committee recommends the retreat occur from 9 am - 3 pm.

At the January retreat, Council expressed an interest in receiving de-escalation training as a major element of the mid-year retreat. Staff have researched possible instructors, and suggested Martin Reinsel for consideration, which was is now recommended by the General Government Committee to move forward for Council approval.

Mr. Reinsel is a nationally recognized instructor of de-escalation, crisis intervention, and Trauma Informed Care for more than 15 years. He has trained health care and social service workers to practice non-violent de-escalation as a means of safe, harm-reduction practices. Mr. Reinsel served as primary clinical educator for inpatient, involuntary psychiatric hospital staff at Navos Mental Health Solutions in Seattle, WA. He provided ag...

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