The Cornerstone

Our ability to acceptably achieve the mission set out before us each and every day is wholly dependent upon every member of the City staff team understanding and embracing the following: 

The only reason we exist as an organization is to serve the community…period.

The words, thoughts, and ideas that follow illustrate what is expected from each of us as we go about our daily responsibilities, interacting with and meeting the needs of all of our customers…residents, businesses, and coworkers alike.

Build these principles into your conscious thought, so that they guide and direct your decision making and service ethic in all of your efforts. We believe that in so doing, our commitment to Building Community Through Public Service will enable our community to achieve its desired goal of creating a Family of Community for a Lifetime.

  • Each of us must strive for a strong sense of community by supporting and participating in social, civic, and neighborhood activities.
  • We will maintain an exemplary community through continued visionary leadership, blending careful planning with progressive and responsive service.
  • Quality customer service will be delivered in an equitable manner, utilizing resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Our actions shall respect the diversity of our citizens and employees while being conducted in an open, responsive, and ethical manner.
  • We fully understand that in the eyes of the citizens each individual employee is the City.
  • We believe that our employees are our most important resource, and through teamwork, our mission will be accomplished.
  • We believe that our commitment is the foundation of all our endeavors to make our community a great place to live, work, and play.
  • We recognize that we hold a special position of public trust and must preserve that trust by always being truthful and honest while maintaining the highest ethical standards.
  • We will enhance our citizens' sense of civic duty and opportunity by providing information and professional services to allow them to understand and participate in issues that affect our community.