Who We Are

Life Connected

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Life Connected is the City's official tagline. We feature it in our logo, refer to it often, and you've likely seen it around town or on our social media pages. But what does Life Connected really mean?

It means creating a genuine connection from the City to all of our residents and businesses. We pride ourselves on our authentic relationships. Living Life Connected is how we, as the City, bring Life to our core values: Excellence, Community, Integrity, and Service, ensuring every decision about the City is made through the lens of rightful actions, honesty, transparency, and mindfulness for our future success.

Core Values

Excellence

  • We always do our best
  • We embrace innovation and efficiency while remaining good stewards of City resources
  • We are accountable and take pride in our work
  • We seek opportunities to learn and expand our professional horizons

Community

  • We are a unified body and work as a team
  • When we disagree, we resolve it according to our Core Values
  • We value and respect all employees and our customers
  • We foster a culture that includes understanding, support, balance and a sense of humor
  • We embrace openness, diversity and inclusion

Integrity

  • We do the right thing at all times
  • We are committed to building and maintaining credibility and trust both internally and externally
  • We are accountable in our words and actions
  • We question actions that may be inconsistent with our Core Values

Service

  • We are selfless public servants and believe in helping others
  • We treat everyone the way we wish to be treated
  • We are caring and empathetic in all we do
  • We work to deliver excellent service to all we encounter

Servant Leadership

The culture of the City is founded on the principle of "Servant Leadership." Servant Leadership is a set of behaviors and practices that turn the traditional "power leadership" model upside down. Instead of people working to serve the leader, the leader exists to serve the people. As a result, the practice is centered on a desire to serve and emphasizes collaboration, trust, empathy, and the ethical use of power. Its primary goal is to enhance individual growth, teamwork, and overall employee engagement and satisfaction. The servant leader is not only identified at the top of the organization but at all levels; each employee has the responsibility of Servant Leadership. This concept facilitates an avenue and mindset for all employees to truly embrace what is best for the collective organization when decisions are made. Coupled with this mindset, we are reminded that the residents we serve are at the forefront of this model. 

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