Mission & Goals

Our Mission Statement

  • We endeavor to provide high quality, cost effective services which meet the needs of our customers.
  • We are committed to open communications, superior customer service, continuous improvement and accountability to the public.
  • We strive to apply city ordinances, regulations and policies in a fair and consistent manner.
  • We work to enhance our unique identity, heritage, and quality of life.
  • We encourage city beautification, maintaining our natural environment, and pride in ownership.
  • We foster long term growth by proactively pursuing and assisting in high quality development and redevelopment.
  • We recognize the benefits and responsibilities our metropolitan location  bestows and pledge to actively cooperate with other jurisdictions to  address issues that impact our city and region.

Goal Setting Sessions

Every year, a goal setting workshop is held to establish goals and objectives for the upcoming year. This session is attended by the Mayor, City  Council Members, representatives of the Planning Commission, the Parks  and Recreation Commission, the Fire Department, Ramsey County Sheriff's  Department, and city staff members. As a result of this process, several goals are identified. Priority rankings are assigned to these goals,  and then the goals are ranked as the most important for completion  during the year. The documents below contain the results of the most  recent goal setting sessions.