Okay, it’s trivial, but here goes: the Board has “routine” meetings scheduled pretty much all day long on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Mondays are meeting days, as well, but Monday meetings tend to be with people, or about topics, we only deal with on an occasional basis. Fridays are typically kept “free” of Board meetings, providing an opportunity for us to catch up on everything that has fallen through the cracks during the week because we were tied up in meetings! Fridays also provide longer blocks of time to attend to more complex issues.
One recent Friday, I spent the day out visiting some of our “satellite” sites in Star, Eagle, Garden City, etc. I appreciate having the opportunity to talk with County employees in an informal setting (as opposed to in our conference or hearing rooms), and the on site knowledge gained through these visits allows me to make better decisions when sitting in meetings, back in our conference room on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays!