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Grading The County Administrator

Grading The County Administrator

By Beth Milligan

You could certainly argue that the Grand Traverse County Administrator is the most powerful position in the region, and current Administrator Dave Benda received his year-end report card Tuesday from the seven county commissioners. The verdict? Five commissioners say Benda is meeting or exceeding expectations, while two give Benda a failing grade.

Commissioners utilized a new written matrix this year to evaluate the county administrator on qualities including his relationship with the board, community relations, staff relationships, business and finance, leadership, personal qualities and achievement of goals set by the commission.

Benda scored highest in the areas of business and finance, personal qualities and leadership. Commissioners praised his expertise in budgeting and fiscal management, as well as his professionalism, humor and composure. The Ticker compiled feedback and asked Benda to weigh in: more

Today

Premium Prospects of BNI

7:00am Premium Prospects of BNI: Chapter meeting at First Congregational Church at the base of Old Mission Peninsula, TC.

Holiday Wigglers

10:30am Holiday Wigglers: At East Bay Branch Library, TC. Featuring musical fun by the toddlers & a visit from Santa. 922-2085.

InterActive Story Time

11:00am InterActive Story Time: Featuring "Bear Stays Up" by Karma Wilson. Also enjoy activities & crafts. Great Lakes Children's Museum, TC. greatlakeskids.org

Special Story Stew

2:00pm Special Story Stew: “Hanukkah.” Enjoy stories, crafts & songs at the Peninsula Community Library in Old Mission Peninsula School, TC. peninsulacommunitylibary.org

12 Ales of Christmas

3:00pm 12 Ales of Christmas: Featuring 3 vintages of Anchor Christmas Ale on tap (2012, 2013, & 2014) at 7 Monks Taproom, TC. 7monkstap.com more

TC West HS Orchestra Cookie Walk

4:00pm TC West HS Orchestra Cookie Walk: This is a fundraiser for the orchestra's Concert Tour of Ireland, 2016. Held in the TC West HS faculty lunchroom. $5/lb.

Live Music: Little Bohemia

6:30pm Live Music: Little Bohemia, TC. With Younce Guitar Duo. lilbo.com more

Bingo: Leelanau Sands Casino

7:00pm Bingo: Leelanau Sands Casino, Peshawbestown. casino2win.com
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