PGA, leadership changes, employee retention are among Frisco City Council’s top priorities for 2022

Frisco City Council members heard news from several city offices on February 10-11. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city tour in Frisco has set important standards to be achieved in 2022.

Frisco City Council members presented 10 top priorities for the year on February 11 at the conclusion of their annual winter work session. Council members heard updates from several city departments for two days. Discussions ranged from transportation projects, future city parks and more as the city prepares for years to come without City Manager George Purefoy retiring.

Below are the top 10 priorities in no particular order:

  1. Master plan of the Grand Park
  2. Center for the Performing Arts
  3. Frisco Reinvestment – Assets
  4. World Cup 2026
  5. Trail Connectivity
  6. tourism
  7. Downtown entertainment destination
  8. PGA
  9. Leadership/Change Management
  10. Employee recruitment, retention and engagement

New priorities on the annual goal list included promoting Frisco as the “modern home of golf,” coinciding with the upcoming PGA of America headquarters. Preparing for Purefoy’s retirement on June 30 and hiring staff for all city offices was also a priority for council members.

Many of the priorities have been carried over from the 2021 top 10 priority list, including the ongoing discussion of what amenities should be included at Grand Park, which will be west of Dallas North Tollway and north of Stonebrook Parkway.

Additionally, the city will seek to proceed with proceedings for the $67 million performing arts center in partnership with Frisco ISD and Hall Group. Council members also spoke at length about The Rail District’s future as an entertainment hotspot during the two-day session.

Mayor Jeff Cheney praised Purefoy as he wrapped up the final winter work session with Frisco’s first city manager, and Cheney urged council members to consider “what happens on July 1st.”

“Some of these discussions, and some of them are awkward, about change, … it was really healthy to do that,” Cheney said. “This will likely be one of those challenging years as a leadership team as we set the city up for success.”

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