Mission Statement


  • Safety is always our top priority.
  • We are personally responsible and accountable for our actions.
  • We provide a safe work environment and safe work practices.
  • We follow industry standards, best practices, rules and regulations.


  • We efficiently utilize the City's resources to provide cost-effective services.
  • We utilize new technologies to increase efficiency, productivity and quality of life.
  • We maintain, design and procure equipment and facilities for the long term.
  • We use open, fair and competitive procurement processes.

Community Service

  • We provide expert, quality services with our available resources.
  • We communicate and act promptly, courteously and effectively to respond to the needs and concerns of our community.
  • We proactively identify our customers' needs to provide the services our citizen's value.
  • We perform and provide services that create community pride.


  • We lead by example.
  • We support, train and mentor our personnel to be experts and leaders in their fields.
  • We enable and encourage innovation.
  • We establish and maintain trust through transparency and open communication.
  • We anticipate and adapt to changing conditions.


  • We share knowledge and expertise to help achieve individual and city goals.
  • We share work, equipment and resources between individuals, divisions and departments.
  • We share successes, show appreciation for others' contributions and are mutually accountable.
  • We maintain good communications to facilitate consensus based decisions and coordinated efforts.

Optimistic Work Environment

  • We have a positive attitude about our work.
  • We value and appreciate the people we work with.
  • We take advantage of opportunities to do work that is satisfying and provides a sense of accomplishment.
  • We seek to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to balance our work life with our personal life.
  • We maintain a healthy sense of humor.