AFTERBURN REPORT 2002Community Services
The departments that make up Community Services enjoyed a year of relative ease. After many years of new development and growth, the organizers that run these services were able to relax a little and enjoy the fruits of their labor. As their reports reveal, staff turnover and retraining were limited this year. Those who were new walked in like pros. Every group was able to spend less time than before developing new processes and more time streamlining and improving existing ones. The relative stability offered some time and opportunities for cross-departmental learning and sharing, creating a culture of support.
Most groups came in on or under budget, and purchases of additional land/sea containers will allow us to store and reuse more of what is purchased in the future. Meetings were streamlined, the use of our database for tracking volunteers was up, and we experienced a less taxing last minute struggle in the push toward the playa.
Our Directory of Community Services shouldered expanded responsibilities this year, adding the Rangers (Ranger Operations, Gate, Emergency Services)
The process for getting event laminates and gaining entrance to our city for staff will then be the same department-wide. The purpose and use of listservs is also becoming more unified. For the future, the role of a volunteer coordinator will be examined and perhaps expanded, and the budget process will have direct support from an LLC representative.
Our new office space contributed significantly to operational our successes
Harley K. DuBois