Mission Statement & Core Values

Our Mission

Our mission statement is the very essence of why we are here and what we are trying to do every day.

Our mission is to protect and enhance the livability and sustainability of our community, and to embrace and benefit from the opportunities before us. We will be successful in serving the needs of our community through:

  • Visionary Leadership
  • Strong Community Partnerships
  • Customer Focused Service
  • Excellence in Governance
  • Sound Financial Management


Our Core Values

Our mission is played out in each department across the District through our core values. We strive to Create Community and Deliver Outstanding Service by:

  • Working together;
  • Doing better every day;
  • Acting with courage and enthusiasm;
  • Doing the right thing;
  • Thinking beyond today.

Whether working to repair a water main through the night so our residents wake up to running water, or ensuring we offer exceptional recreation programming to our diverse community, employees across DOS departments strive to deliver exceptional service through our core values every day.