In 2013 - 2014 the City went through a very comprehensive process to create a new Community Vision and a Strategic Plan to help achieve the vision. Through workshops, community meetings, special events, surveys, and focus groups over 1,200 community members provided input. Using the information the City Council crafted the following components of the Strategic Plan.
The Vision is a statement of the desired future. It reflects what the City wants to become. The vision drives the work the City does, guides how business is done, and informs the goals and priorities pursued.
The City's mission is a statement of the purpose of the organization. It fundamentally defines what the organization stands for and what we do.
Our values drive behavior and support effective implementation of the mission, goals and strategies that lead us toward our community vision. The City has identified six core values and five strategic values that are essential to the work we do.