Ad Hoc Committee on Best Practices in Northampton Decision-Making
On December 6, 2007, the Northampton City Council adopted a resolution creating an "Ad Hoc Committee for Best Practices in Northampton Decision-Making" comprised of three City Councilors and four citizens.
The Committee's charge was to "create and oversee a public process for reviewing municipal decision-making in the City of Northampton and shall make recommendations to the City Council on ensuring the use of locally and nationally accepted best practices in our community"
The Committee held 26 public meetings and 4 public forums during the course of its work and on March 6, 2009 its Final Recommendations were formally accepted for review by the Northampton City Council.
Michael Bardsley, Councilor-at-Large
50 Union Street, Northampton
38 Henry Street, Northampton
105 Fairway Village, Leeds
164 Riverside Drive, Florence
David Narkewicz, Ward 4 Councilor
31 South Park Terrace, Northampton
PO Box 60085, Florence
Robert Reckman, Ward 3 Councilor
36 Fruit Street, Northampton
best practice: a technique or methodology that, through experience and research, has proven to reliably lead to a desired result. A commitment to using the best practices in any field is a commitment to using all the knowledge and technology at one's disposal to ensure success. The term is used frequently in the fields of health care, government administration, the education system, project management, hardware and software product development, and elsewhere.