Mayor Richard Knapik opened the meeting with the city's vision and the strategic goals to bring about the necessary changes.
"Prior to being mayor I served as Bay City Chamber of Commerce
president for 12 years, and during those years I attended chamber retreats, and the first thing that we did in every session we held was to read our mission statement," said Knapik
."The mission statement is our guiding light, our beacon, our roadmap and our core values."City of Bay City's
mission statement is, "The city of Bay City is a community that fosters future economic growth, delivers quality municipal services and is the gateway to the great outdoors.We encourage access to our unique historical and agricultural resources, while maintaining our small town Texas charm."Knapik
said that from the mission statement the city developed its strategic goals.The three strategic goals are future economic growth, maintaining infrastructure and tourism.
"One of the keys to the puzzle for promoting the economy in Matagorda County
is to foster future economic growth by building economic partnerships," said Knapik
."No one entity can do it alone.We also need to continually improve our infrastructure by expanding our tax base.We need to retain our old businesses as well as attract new businesses."Knapik
said the city would strive to deliver quality service in a healthy and safe environment by consolidating its assets.
"One of the ways that we have done that is by moving the building department into the Public Works warehouse," said Knapik