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Mission Vision Values

The city of Durango has three key principles that serve as the foundation for the organization: Our Mission, our Vision, and our Values:   

  • Mission (Why we exist): The City of Durango and our employees provide efficient city services, effectively maintain city assets and manage growth, are accountable, ethical, fiscally responsible, and collaborate with regional partners to improve the quality of life for our entire community.   
  • Vision (What we want to be): Durango is an authentic, diverse, multigenerational, and thriving community.  Our Residents value and enjoy our unique natural environment and benefit from the management of our City’s resources in a fiscally responsible, environmental, and socially sustainable manner.
  • Values (What we believe in): Teamwork | Dependability | Professionalism | Service | Respect | Innovation | Well-Being 

These guiding principles are the basis for the Strategic Plan, as well as the foundation to help staff when deciding what actions to take or not take, or what services to provide or not provide. By considering our principles, staff ensures their decisions fit into the values of the organization as a whole. 

Because we are a purpose-driven organization, all of our intentions and efforts must be focused on these core principles.



To view the city's Mission, Vision and Values statement, click here.

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