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.
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
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
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
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
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.