Kingman Council's newest members receive guidance

Newly elected City Councilman Stuart Yocum listens to a presentation from Flagstaff City Manager Kevin Burke on how to forge good working relationships with staff, peers on the Council and other elected officials Wednesday during a special meeting. (DOUG McMURDO/Miner)

Newly elected City Councilman Stuart Yocum listens to a presentation from Flagstaff City Manager Kevin Burke on how to forge good working relationships with staff, peers on the Council and other elected officials Wednesday during a special meeting. (DOUG McMURDO/Miner)

KINGMAN - Newly elected City Councilmen Mark Abrams and Stuart Yocum participated in an orientation of sorts Wednesday during a special meeting.

Councilwoman Jen Miles, who was appointed to the Council last year and elected outright in the August primary, also attended.

So did Mayor Janet Watson, Mayor-elect Richard Anderson and other members of the Council and key staff members.

Lake Havasu City Mayor Mark Nexsen and Flagstaff City Manager Kevin Burke offered a presentation on how to manage managers and staff with respect and honesty, and how to forge good working relationships with one another and other elected officials in the region.

The orientation included a canvass confirming the results of the Nov. 4 election, an update from City Manager John Dougherty and department heads, as well as training on the state's open meeting laws.

In a departure from previous years, the new City Council will hold its inaugural meeting Dec. 2 rather than in early January.