Strategic Planning & Decision-Making


Summary of Services

Office Hours  7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday
Location City Hall,
18 N. Jackson Street,
Fourth Floor
Telephone (608) 755-3103
Fax (608) 755-3196
Email Contact the City

Meet the


Maggie Darr

Assistant to the City Manager

Manager’s Initiatives Group II (MIG II) functions under direction of the City Manager and is responsible for developing and executing analytically-driven, high-impact products that improve the strategic direction and long-range planning of the City and facilitate the decision-making processes for its leaders. MIG II is staffed by the Assistant to the City Manager and a part-time Management Intern.

MIG II’s ultimate goal is to facilitate the decision-making processes utilized by the City Council, staff, and, stakeholders to lead our community. MIG II leads the City’s strategic planning effort and maintains a long-range planning calendar to aid cross-departmental coordination. Additionally, MIG II coordinates the City Council meeting agenda and City Report; oversees the Committee appointment process; and assists in the annual budget development process. Other functions of MIG II include:

  • Identifying opportunities for process improvement
  • Change management
  • Managing Citywide and cross-departmental projects
  • Preparing responses to City Council, staff, or citizen questions and inquiries
  • Completing special projects, as assigned