Yesterday, as I read reports from County Executive Allan Kittleman’s State of the County address, a memory surfaced. Typically the C.E. uses this speech to highlight progress and unveil new initiatives. One such initiative last year focused on the Gateway area of Columbia.
You can read more about that here.
It made me wonder what has transpired since the initial announcement. I rarely have a reason to head over to Gateway unless I’m having a family dinner at Flavors of India. And Colonel Gateway has been more or less silent on Twitter over the last year, so if anything new and exciting is going on, he’s been keeping it under his hat.
The State of the County Address provides the County Executive a Very Public opportunity to focus on his or her (it could happen again someday, folks) personal brand of leadership. But I wonder how often we go back and compare what is said to what actually transpires following the speech.
Of course, new initiatives take time to get up and running and to bear fruit. So I think it would be fair to take a look at what’s happening over in Gateway, one year after Mr. Kittleman’s announcement. If you have any information, send it my way. And I’ll get to work doing some research of my own.
In the meantime, has anyone seen Col Gateway lately? I'm rather worried about him.