department's mission and values were developed after internal employee
surveys and committee meetings determining what is important to us as
We deliver excellent public works services
To be the best public works department
Our department’s values define the fundamental ethics, behaviors, and
beliefs that guide our actions and decisions. Applying these values in
our words and deeds will strengthen the department and help us fulfill
our mission and achieve our vision.
Teamwork We work together as a team with each other and our partners in other agencies and groups.
Integrity We are always dependable, open, honest, and fair in all we do.
Quality We strive for excellence to provide quality systems and services that are the best value for those we serve.
Innovation We continually strive to improve our systems and services with proven innovations.
Safety We work for the safety of each other and those using our systems and services in everything we do.
Public Service We strive for the best service for our customers, both internal and for the public using our systems and services.
Stewardship We are responsible stewards of the assets and resources entrusted with us and of the environment we live and work within.
Strategic Planning & Performance Measures
Public Works uses a variety of planning tools to guide the delivery of our services. Each of our six service areas prepare plans related to their regulatory environment—for instance 6-year capital improvement programs, 20-year master plans, etc. In addition, our department has a Strategic Plan which highlights our 3 highest objectives and our initiatives for 2015.