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City Manager's Report - Top 10 of 2015 showcases Oshkosh's accomplishments

By Emily Makowski
Communications Coordinator, Oshkosh Community Media Services

As every year comes to an end, it’s always fun to look back and celebrate the biggest and best things that happened. The annual special edition of “City Manager’s Report,” a 30-minute show produced by Oshkosh Community Media Services, does just that by counting down the Top 10 city projects and accomplishments for the year using video from the archives. Hosts City Manager Mark Rohloff and I start the show off with number 10 and work our way up.

Oshkosh ribbon cutting

2015 was a great year for Oshkosh, and Mark and I had plenty to talk about, including storm water projects, neighborhood updates, and Riverwalk progress. The hard part was picking out which ones to choose!  It always takes a few weeks of preparation. Once the events are selected and the script is honed, the show is shot straight through from beginning to end.

The community response to the Top 10 special is always positive, and OCMS plays the video across multiple platforms, including social media. Current and former city residents look forward to watching all of the great things that are happening in Oshkosh, and city employees enjoy having the chance to communicate the results of their hard work throughout the year.

A typical edition of the award-winning City Manager’s Report is structured like a newscast. In the first half Mark discusses topics that are being talked about in the community, in the news, and on social media. During the second half, he reviews five to ten agenda items from the upcoming City Council meeting.
Are you wondering what the number one item on the top ten list was?  Wonder no longer.  It was the newly-built Field Operations Facility!  For the show, OCMS pulled out a brief section of the behind-the-scenes tour we gave our viewers when it opened.