DTS CEO Lends Technical Expertise to New Leadership Role
DTS CEO Helps to Lead Wallingford 350
With a rich history of Jubilees, the Town of Wallingford launches the 350th Planning Committee this month. DTS CEO Christine Mansfield and Center Street Cemetery head Robert Devaney Jr. lead the team in coordination of the town's 350th founding in the year 2020. Last fall, the Mayor convened a few to strategize, including Mansfield and Councilman Testa from the Town Council. With some arm twisting, Mansfield accepted the co-chairmanship with Devaney and the planning began! With the Council's approval in March, the Committee continues to grow with interest and ideation.
"As a town committee, our mission is simple: to celebrate the most amazing town in our State and uphold the excellence and community spirit from our previous Jubilee committees," commented Mansfield. As the committee builds their organizational structure and event calendar, the efficiency of technology emerged as a key consideration. The committee remains committed to a paperless operation, a first for the town, and saving eventually thousands of dollars in postage, letterhead and manual processing. Some of the key operational processes now automated include:
Establish a free Google drive to store and share committee files.
Establish a free Google Sites web site for easy access to Committee communications and compliance with Freedom of Information regulations.
Establish a free Gmail to communicate and link to our Google site and drive.
Distribute Committee correspondence and communications through email. Paper copies are available in our Headquarters, The HubCap.
Free Web site creation, page design and content management provided free from Discovery Training Services' CEO Christine Mansfield
Donation of the $125 domain registration for www.Wallingford350.org and technical assistance to set-up the Google accounts by resident and Town Councilmember Jason Zandri
As a technology company business owner and consultant, Mansfield delighted in creating the web site and offering best practices in launching a paperless committee.
"While on Town Council, our advocacy focused on paperless benefits for administration and municipal self service. To launch this successfully for the 350th Celebration not only saves the taxpayers, but promotes environmentally friendly processes and provides convenient self -service tools including files, maps, volunteer forms and event schedules." Christine Mansfield, Business Owner & Committee Co-Chair
Stop by the HubCap (128 Center Street) to visit the Committee headquarters and pick-up more information. Or stop by the website at www.Wallingford350.org, like the Committee on Facebook (#Wallingford350) or Twitter!