MESSAGE FROM THE CITY MANAGER
Welcome to the September edition of Your City @ Work, a monthly online newsletter. Our goal is to keep you up to date on pending issues and actions before the City Commission so that you can participate in the decision making process. We hope you will find this form of communication educational and informative.
It has been my pleasure to serve as the City of Dunedin’s City Manager for one year as of August 28, 2018. As you know, the year started off stormy as Hurricane Irma blew through the Florida peninsula on September 11, 2017. Although Dunedin was largely spared, we still had almost $2,000,000 in damages. I was grateful for the way the community pulled together and proud of hard work the employees put into the recovery effort. The highlight of the year was approval of the license and funding agreements for the Blue Jays Spring Training facilities. The Blue Jays will be here for 25 more years and the positive economic impact over the 25 year period is immense. After having enjoyed my first spring training season in Dunedin I have to say having the Blue Jays here for six weeks in March/April is just plain fun!
We’ve had many challenges this year but we have moved the organization forward regardless. We’ve adopted a new Strategic Plan and a corresponding
. The Fiscal Year 2019 budget is based upon these plans to ensure our expenditures align with our goals. Next year will be a busy year as we implement the Business Plan initiatives. Our future is bright and I am looking forward to all that we are going to achieve.
Jennifer K. Bramley, City Manager