Not wanting to break my nearly perfect attendance record I headed across the river to the Carl Kroening center to take in this Committee of the Whole meeting. All nine commissioners were receiving a presentation from Dave Metzen, a U of M regent and leadership speaker. The meeting was very casual and the commissioners spoke somewhat freely (since it was being video taped no one went crazy thus ensuring Park Watch will never win the big prize on America’s Funniest Videos). There were many suggestions given that could move the board forward in a much more amicable way over the next four years. The presentation was very interesting and the new personalities on the board make NO vote a given, especially after the discussion over the legislative agenda at the last meeting. I am looking forward to an interesting four years.