City leaders and staff, with community input, have developed Paramount’s first Vision, Mission, Values and Strategic Outcomes.
The Vision answers the question: what is the desired outcome of your organization? Paramount’s Vision is “A City that is safe, healthy and attractive.”
The Mission defines the organization’s purpose. For Paramount, it’s: “Dedicated to providing fiscally responsible services that maintain a vibrant community.”
Values are the guiding beliefs and principles of the organization. In Paramount, we value …
* Respectful and ethical behavior.
* Service excellence.
* Responsiveness, accountability and professionalism.
* Innovation and creativity.
* Teamwork and collaboration.
* Effective, inclusive and transparent public information and engagement.
Lastly, strategic outcomes provide a “pathway” to the Vision. Here are Paramount’s:
1. Safe Community
Provide a safe place to live, work, and visit.
2. Community Health
Provide diverse recreational and cultural amenities that support healthy lifestyles and sense of community.
3. Economic Health
Support a healthy, sustainable economy reflecting community values.
4. Environmental Health
Promote, protect, and enhance a healthy and sustainably built and natural environment.
5. Attractive and Well-maintained Infrastructure
Develop and maintain City-owned infrastructure, parks, facilities, and amenities that enhance quality of life and attractiveness of the community.
6. Efficient, Effective, and Fiscally Responsible
Deliver an efficient and effective City government in a fiscally responsible, transparent, and collaborative manner.
These statements set the standard for the organization, establish priorities, uniformity, and guidelines, and guide the direction for policy decision-making. This helps the City better serve the community while, at the same time, the community gains an understanding and level of confidence in their government’s character and direction.