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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Our Vision
To be America’s preeminent waterfront community.
Our Mission
Provide services and resources that enhance the quality of life
for those who live, learn, work and play in our city.
Our Values
Collaboration • Accountability • Professionalism • Excellence
Our Priorities
Community Safety
Deliver preeminent public safety services and programs
Financial Sustainability
Ensure long-term financial resiliency
Infrastructure
Committed to continual expansion of vital infrastructure while maintaining
existing assets
Public Service Excellence
Remain responsive to community needs by employing best practices
Maturing Neighborhoods
Revitalize neighborhoods and commercial districts in support of economic
development and enhanced community aesthetics
Environmental Resources
Provide solutions that advance environmental issues affecting the community 
(Updated 2018)