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1 Request for Qualifications and Proposals- Consulting Services for Governance Planning Submitted By: Jerry Wood, Consultant

2 Cover Defining The Vision The Woodlands has a unique opportunity to chart its community self-governance course. The community input and decision-making process must: 1. Inspire confidence; 2.Reinforce The Woodlands’ identity as the premier residential community of Texas; and 3.Protect the Community’s investment in its homes, businesses and quality of life. The determination of a form of governance must: 1.Reflect The Woodlands’ desire for self-governance; and 2.Embody the Community’s unique character and identity. INNOVATION KNOWLEDGECOMMUNICATION THEKNUDSONTEAM 2 The Knudson Team will support the advancement of this effort with a local appreciation for The Woodlands’ Vision, Values and Goals.

3 Understanding The Woodlands 3 GOVERNANCE CONCERNS: Community Involvement Structural Coordination Financial Integration Quality & Continuity of Services Economic Development Inter-Governmental Relations Map Courtesy of The Woodlands Township, QUALITY OF LIFE VALUES: Open, vibrant community Public safety & quality educational system Economic opportunity Sustainability Premier community services Transparent governance

4 Cover Defining The Process Assessment Dialogue Consensus Implementation Mar Nov. 2011May. 2012Aug P OTENTIAL E LECTION May Establish Guiding Principles Info Gathering and Analysis Governance Legal Financial Engineering Identify Alternatives Public Participation Plan Community Listening/Input Define community interests Identify Points of Consensus/Contention Clarify Alternatives & Potential Concerns Interest-Based Consensus Refine Interests Define Consensus Validate Consensus Transition Plan Township Action Confirm Consensus Public Vote

5 The Knudson Team Difference The Knudson Team’s local presence and public experience add value and assurance to the community dialogue and decision making process. 5 A Local Appreciation of The Woodlands’ Unique Character and Identity; Proven Track-Record for Supporting Community Outreach, Dialog and Decision Making; Effective, Innovative and Timely Communication; and Creative problem-solving, Transition Planning and Implementation Guidance. Technical Expertise: Governance Knudson MIS Jerry Wood Legal Olson & Olson Financial Knudson McCall Gibson MIS Engineering Jones & Carter

6 Preliminary Governance Comparison The Knudson Team has begun a preliminary evaluation of the three most obvious options of governance structures that should be researched and compared: ( add knudson block in lower right corner 6 Governance AuthorityExisting Form Home Rule Incorporation Modified or Hybrid Scenario Form of Governance Scenario Legislative Functions Economic Development Tools Establish Local Ordinances Power of Taxation Public Services Special Districts

7 Township Beta Site The Knudson Team understands the importance of utilizing technology to communicate with the dynamic and connected Community that comprises The Woodlands. Visit the Beta Website to view one possible tool for involving The Woodlands Community in the governance dialogue and learn more about the Knudson Team.Beta Website 7

8 Questions And Answers Thank You and We Want to Work for you on Your Vision! INNOVATION KNOWLEDGECOMMUNICATION THEKNUDSONTEAM 8 There is no simple “silver bullet” solution without a roadmap for success.


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