City Mission Statement Update

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The City of Lafayette kicked off the comprehensive update to the General Plan in 2020. As part of the General Plan update, the City Council directed the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) to explore updating the City's Mission Statement to align with the current values of Lafayette community members.

The GPAC has formed a subcommittee to solicit community input on the key components to incorporate into the City's Mission Statement. Check this page for more activities and events surrounding the Mission Statement Update.

Current Lafayette Mission Statement

Lafayette was incorporated for the preservation and enhancement of the semi-rural character of the community. Lafayette shall endeavor to maintain the nature of the community by using a volunteer system of commissions and committees and a small staff whose number is consistent with the services provided. Limited services and a conservative fiscal policy are Lafayette’s practice.

The City of Lafayette kicked off the comprehensive update to the General Plan in 2020. As part of the General Plan update, the City Council directed the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) to explore updating the City's Mission Statement to align with the current values of Lafayette community members.

The GPAC has formed a subcommittee to solicit community input on the key components to incorporate into the City's Mission Statement. Check this page for more activities and events surrounding the Mission Statement Update.

Current Lafayette Mission Statement

Lafayette was incorporated for the preservation and enhancement of the semi-rural character of the community. Lafayette shall endeavor to maintain the nature of the community by using a volunteer system of commissions and committees and a small staff whose number is consistent with the services provided. Limited services and a conservative fiscal policy are Lafayette’s practice.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Overview

    As part of the General Plan update, the City Council directed the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) to explore updating the City's Mission Statement to align with the current values of Lafayette community members. The GPAC formed a subcommittee to solicit community input on the key components to incorporate into the City's Mission Statement. The subcommittee developed a survey to gather feedback on the key values and attributes that should be incorporated into vision and mission statements for Lafayette. The first survey was open for three and a half months and was advertised through mailings to all households in Lafayette, banners in the City's downtown, emails to a stakeholder list of over 700 individuals and organizations, and promoted through the City's social media channels. 

    In total, 688 people took the time to share their thoughts and priorities, which informed the draft vision and mission statements presented below. You still have the opportunity to add your voice and help shape the future by taking a few minutes to answer some questions about the drafts.

     GPAC members will use your feedback to further craft mission and vision statements that will guide Lafayette's future.

    What are "mission and vision statements"?

    Vision: This is a declaration about the direction of the organization. It is aspirational and generally looks forward towards a long-term goal. Vision statements answer the question "Where do we want to go?”.

    Mission: This is a statement of purpose and priorities often focused in the present and guides current actions to achieve the vision. The mission statement determines how a group operates to achieve the vision on a day-to-day basis and answers: “Why does the organization exist?”

    Values: This is a statement of standards and operating principles of an organization that identifies aspects of a group which makes them unique. Community values outline "What do we believe?".


    Draft Vision and Mission Statements

    Vision

    A safe, welcoming, family-friendly town for residents and visitors, nestled by open spaces and nearby hills with parks throughout the city.

    Mission

    A vibrant community of residents and business owners who work and volunteer together to make Lafayette a great place in which to live, visit, and grow up.

    Values
    • Values everyone
    • Prioritizes education
    • Maintains a sustainable environment and sufficient infrastructure
    • Preserves a vibrant downtown core
    • Maintains a fiscally responsible and transparent city government


    Deadline to submit is 5:00 PM on Friday, September 10th!

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  • CLOSED: This survey concluded on July 15, 2021.

    The GPAC is requesting your input on what you think are the most important values and other attributes to be incorporated into a new mission statement for the City of Lafayette.  Your input is critical for the process to be successful in reflecting the intentions of Lafayette residents.  Please take 15 minutes or so to say what you think are the most important guidelines for Lafayette’s future by completing this survey.

    The survey will be available through July 15.  A draft Mission Statement will be developed using the results from the survey and recirculated for review and comment. 

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Page last updated: 10 September 2021, 17:01