Core Values and Mission Statement

Core Values
The City Council met in May of 2012 to plan for the continued growth and vitality of the community. The council defined core values that they believed should guide interactions with the business community, private and public sector entities, and most importantly, the citizens of Ferguson. 

Honor the public trust with fairness, honesty, and transparency. Attributes:
  • Commitment to values
  • Treat all equally
  • Clear expectations and intentions
  • Dedicated to the highest ethical standards
Strive to be proactive in improving the community and the region. Attributes:
  • Leaders in innovation
  • Exceed expectations
  • Creative problem solving
  • Continuous improvement
Respond to the needs of the community with pride, quality, and dependability. Attributes:
  • Timely and consistent
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Efficient and effective
  • Communicate and collaborate with the community
Mission Statement
The council also formulated a mission statement that describes how to achieve and support the vision for the community. The core values and mission statement will be used by the council as a guide for establishing strategic priorities. The mission statement of the council is as follows: 

To promote the vitality and growth of our neighborhoods and businesses while preserving the history of our community. To set the standard of excellence in public service, safety, communication, and a commitment to community-oriented policing.