VISION STATEMENT FOR OUR FUTURE

GILLETTE
is a GROWING CITY(A)
with a STRONG LOCAL ECONOMY, (B)
and serves as a MAJOR REGIONAL CENTER. (C)

OUR GILLETTE COMMUNITY
is FRIENDLY FOR FAMILIES, (D)
supports an ACTIVE LIFESTYLE (E)
and is ATTRACTIVE AND AESTHETICALLY PLEASING. (F)
OUR MISSION:

GILLETTE CITY GOVERNMENT
is FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE, (1)
provides QUALITY CUSTOMER-FRIENDLY SERVICES (2)
and has FIRST CLASS CITY INFRASTRUCTURE & FACILITIES. (3)

Vision Statement Principles:
PRINCIPLE A: GROWING CITY 

  1. Reputation as Friendly and Open 
  2. People and Businesses Investing in the City's Future and Vision 
  3. Retail and Restaurant Growth. 
  4. Adequate Quality Housing for All Income Levels with Niche and Lifestyle Housing 
  5. Gillette: Known As and Having a Positive Image to the Region and to the Nation

PRINCIPLE B: STRONG LOCAL ECONOMY

  1. Opportunities for Businesses to Grow and Expand 
  2. Development of Power Plants - "Shipping Energy" to the Nation 
  3. Development of a Quality Workforce that Supports Current and Future Businesses 
  4. Strong Mining and Minerals Industry 
  5. Energy and Extraction Related and Support Businesses

PRINCIPLE C: MAJOR REGIONAL CENTER

  1. Retail Center Where People Come to Gillette to Shop and Stay 
  2. Medical and Health Services Center for Our Citizens and Serving the Region 
  3. Quality Air Service at a Reasonable Price and At Convenient Times 
  4. Professional and Support Services Center for Businesses and Individuals 
  5. Education Center with a Four-Year College and a Technical Training College

PRINCIPLE D: FRIENDLY FOR FAMILIES

  1. People Feel Safe and Secure 
  2. Our Youth Wants to Stay Here or Return to Gillette 
  3. Quality Schools and Educational Programs 
  4. Young Families Attracted to Our Community 
  5. Community Events and Festivals Bringing People Together

PRINCIPLE E: ACTIVE LIFESTYLE

  1. Range of Choices: Activities for Your Leisure Time 
  2. Quality Education for Youth and For Lifelong Learning 
  3. Opportunities for a "Healthy" Lifestyle 
  4. Top Quality Facilities for Your Leisure Time 
  5. Expanded Arts and Cultural Opportunities 
  6. Opportunities for Outdoor Activities: Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Boating, and Snowmobiling

PRINCIPLE F: ATTRACTIVE AND AESTHETICALLY PLEASING

  1. Private Sector Assuming More Responsibility for Improving the Appearance of their Properties 
  2. No Trash or Junk 
  3. Citizens Taking Pride and Being Responsible for Clean Up and Maintaining Appearance 
  4. Removal of Blighted, Unsightly Buildings 
  5. Beautification Using Xeriscape - Natural Landscaping with Low Water Impact

Our Mission Principles:
PRINCIPLE 1: FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE
 

  1. Responsible Spending of the City Revenues with Services Delivered in the Most Cost Effective, Efficient Manner 
  2. Strong Financial Reserves Consistent with City Financial Policy 
  3. Fiscally Conservative and Appropriate Funding Methods on Major Projects 
  4. Defined Priorities for Services Based Upon Community Need 
  5. Reduced Service Duplication Between the City and the County 
  6. Attracting Outside Funding and Resources

PRINCIPLE 2: QUALITY CUSTOMER-FRIENDLY SERVICES

  1. City Responsive To and Services Based on Citizen and Community Needs 
  2. City having a Well Trained, Highly Motivated Workforce 
  3. City Employees Providing "Service with PRIDE" 
  4. Timely Resolving of a Citizen's Problem 
  5. City Processes and Regulations Based upon Outcomes

PRINCIPLE 3: 1st CLASS CITY INFRASTRUCTURE & FACILITIES

  1. Quality and Reliable Water with Adequate Supply and Quality Delivery System 
  2. Reliable Wastewater Collection and Treatment 
  3. Adequate Funding for Maintaining the City Infrastructure 
  4. Well Designed and Maintained City Facilities, Public Spaces, and Streetscapes 
  5. Efficient, Convenient Traffic Flow with Reasonable Travel Times 
  6. Quality Public Safety Facilities
Last updated: 11/3/2009 3:48:42 PM