Lakeland - a vibrant, innovative, culturally inclusive world-class community
A community working together to achieve an exceptional quality of life
Social Responsibility - We will enhance the quality of life for all citizens through partnerships and programs that embrace cultural diversity, safety and community involvement.
Leadership - We will lead by example, learn from the past, provide direction for the present, and plan for the future.
Integrity - We will conduct ourselves in an honest and ethical manner to earn the trust of employees and citizens.
Commitment to Excellence - We will achieve measurable success and continuous improvement through investment of resources, a focus on efficiency and accountability, and high expectations for quality.
Empowered Workforce - We will cultivate a work environment which offers the employee the authority to act through supportive leadership, mutual respect, trust, personal responsibility and open communications.
Diversity - We will utilize our ethnic, cultural, gender, and experiential differences to encourage participation, opportunity, equality, respect,and responsiveness to our community.
Economic Opportunity Goal:
Create and encourage inclusive, lasting environments that grow, attract and retain a creative, talented, educated and technically qualified workforce.
Develop an informed and engaged community.
Fiscal Management Goal:
Develop and effectively manage financial resources.
Growth Management Goal:
Ensure planning and infrastructure results in quality development and safe, attractive neighborhoods.
Quality of Life Goal:
Provide quality public spaces; deliver superior municipal services, and support arts, education, recreation and wellness.
Provide for responsive and responsible governmental service.