At the request of our Acting Planning Director (former/current Assistant Planning Director) I have been tasked with attending a weekly meeting that is supposed to be about CIP. It is a Department Head/Director's meeting. I am the only non-managerial/supervisory person in attendance. (Issue #1)
The person who runs this meeting is the Commissioner of DPW and basically this meeting is the DPW show. Little is discussed about Capital projects. (Issue #2).
My concern is this meeting is bascially a waste of time. I am overwhelmed as it is and the two hours a week that I spend at this meeting could be better used. I realize that the Acting Director asked me to attend to help him out but
A. I feel out of place. I have no power and limited information.
B. I rarely have anything to contribute to the meeting.
C. It is apparent that I am not welcome at the meeting. (I never receive agendas or info from the DPW commissioner.) I am an afterthought.
What would you do in this situation?