New improvements are on the way for Conway through its new 'Admi - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

New improvements are on the way for Conway through its new 'Administrator's Task Force'

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - New improvements are on the way for the city of Conway. One way is through its new 100 percent employee led “Administrator’s Task Force.” City leaders say this is just another way to create fresh ideas from a whole new perspective.

City Administrator Adam Emrick created this work group of eight to ten high performing employees from all different departments of the city, from administration, to police, to solid waste workers - challenging them to come up with five ideas for the city. Then, out of those five ideas, Emrick selects one to green light.

These projects are ones that can be completed over a short amount of time, between six to eight weeks.

A goal of this project is also an opportunity for the city of Conway's staff to get out of the office and work together with those who usually don't cross paths in the workforce and team-build.

Once this first group completes their project, the next will go through the same process. The idea is to create something that has a lasting impact.

“Part of the reason why we’re doing this is… we’re running out of good ideas for projects. So, we need more ideas, and this is one of those things we’re hoping… we know we’ll develop good ideas. Our employees have so many wonderful insights into the city that we just don’t always get out of them. This is a way to let those ideas bubble to the top and we can green light them. We want those ideas to be you know, fruition,” said Emrick.

The first Administrator’s Task Force consists of ten employees, and making improvements to Waccamaw River Park was the first one to get the green light. The group handles everything from the initial brainstorming process to the manual labor of the project.

Emrick said bad weather events in years past did some damage to the trails at Waccamaw River Park. Therefore, the first thing the task force did was identify was the trouble spots to make sure all the trails were accessible.

Last Friday was their first working day to begin clearing trails. This week, the group will be working on making those trails better by improving the signs and clearing the boardwalks.

“The whole idea of this task force is to create something that has a lasting impression on the community and in this case this park is one of our beautiful features, one of our favorite parks. But we just never completed it. Never did that last little push, and that’s what they’re doing, they want to put that final touch on it, crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s, that’s what they’re going back to do right now, is putting that icing on the cake,” said Emrick.

Emrick said the next step for the task force is to start looking at better places within the park for some more scenic views.

The following are the current Administrator's Task Force employees working on the Waccamaw River Park project:

Natasha Sherman, Administration

Nikki Goldman, Court

Amanda Brothers, Finance

Charles Thomas, Fire

Brian Ricci, Police

Ted Dudley, Public Utilities

Bradley Todd, Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Anthony Collins, Shop

Boyce Lilly, Solid Waste

Bryson Gillig, Grounds & Maintenance

Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Loris shooting sends one man to hospital

    Loris shooting sends one man to hospital

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-09-21 04:03:34 GMT
    Shooting in Robeson CountyShooting in Robeson County
    LORIS, SC (WMBF) - The Horry County Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened on in Loris Thursday night, sending one man to the hospital. According to a spokesperson with HCPD, the shooting occurred in the area of Highway 9 and Highway 348. One male victim was taken to an area hospital and his condition is unknown at this time.  Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All right reserved.More >>
    LORIS, SC (WMBF) - The Horry County Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened on in Loris Thursday night, sending one man to the hospital. According to a spokesperson with HCPD, the shooting occurred in the area of Highway 9 and Highway 348. One male victim was taken to an area hospital and his condition is unknown at this time.  Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All right reserved.More >>
  • Horry County School Board member asked to step down following controversial Facebook post

    Horry County School Board member asked to step down following controversial Facebook post

    Thursday, September 20 2018 11:42 PM EDT2018-09-21 03:42:09 GMT
    Sherrie Todd, HCS Board Member, District 2 (Source: WMBF News)Sherrie Todd, HCS Board Member, District 2 (Source: WMBF News)
    Sherrie Todd, HCS Board Member, District 2Sherrie Todd, HCS Board Member, District 2
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Horry County Alliance for Educational Justice is calling for a  school board member to step down following a controversial Facebook post.  According to a press release from HCAEJ, Sherrie Todd,  member of the Horry County School Board, "shared" a post that stated:  “I’ve already decided that whoever wins the Democrat Nomination in 2020 sexually assaulted me 40 years ago.” The release goes on to say:&nbs...More >>
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Horry County Alliance for Educational Justice is calling for a  school board member to step down following a controversial Facebook post.  According to a press release from HCAEJ, Sherrie Todd,  member of the Horry County School Board, "shared" a post that stated:  “I’ve already decided that whoever wins the Democrat Nomination in 2020 sexually assaulted me 40 years ago.” The release goes on to say:&nbs...More >>
  • Road closures impacting more than just daily commutes

    Road closures impacting more than just daily commutes

    Thursday, September 20 2018 11:07 PM EDT2018-09-21 03:07:49 GMT
    SCDOT crews block off a section of Highway 22 towards Highway 905. (Source: WMBF News)SCDOT crews block off a section of Highway 22 towards Highway 905. (Source: WMBF News)
    SCDOT crews block off a section of Highway 22 towards Highway 905. (Source: WMBF News)SCDOT crews block off a section of Highway 22 towards Highway 905. (Source: WMBF News)

    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) -- Nearly a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall the impact of the storm is still being felt as river levels continue to rise shutting down roads across the Carolinas.  Those road closures are now creating issues for drivers, specifically during their commutes to and from work. Richard Berry, a subcontractor has lived in Conway for nearly 20 years. Like most, he uses the highways and back roads all across the state to get to work as well as ...

    More >>

    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) -- Nearly a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall the impact of the storm is still being felt as river levels continue to rise shutting down roads across the Carolinas.  Those road closures are now creating issues for drivers, specifically during their commutes to and from work. Richard Berry, a subcontractor has lived in Conway for nearly 20 years. Like most, he uses the highways and back roads all across the state to get to work as well as ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly