Kennesaw sets mission, vision, core values, priorities

The Kennesaw City Council has established statements of the city’s mission, vision, core values and five-year strategic priorities. Courtesy of Kennesaw

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The Kennesaw City Council has established statements of the city’s mission, vision, core values and five-year strategic priorities. Courtesy of Kennesaw

The Kennesaw City Council agreed 5-0 Jan. 3 to establish statements of the city’s mission, vision, core values and five-year strategic priorities for 2017 to 2021 to be used by all departments.

Council members reached a consensus agreement on these statements during their Dec. 7 retreat.

The mission statement is: “To enhance the quality of life for our community, the City of Kennesaw is dedicated to providing fiscally responsible, innovative, efficient services and cultural resources.”

The city’s vision statement is: “To cultivate a progressive, vibrant community fostering an environment of opportunity, inclusion and security, we strive to be a city inspired by innovation, guided by ethics and enhanced by diversity.”

Using the acrostic “respect,” the city’s core values are responsible, ethical, safe, professional, engaged, connected and transparent.

Over the next five years, strategic priorities will be budget, operational, economic development, citizen engagement, SPLOST, planning and zoning and public safety.