Public Works Mission & Values


The City’s Public Works Department employees are committed to efficiently providing, operating, and maintaining public works infrastructure, facilities, and services to make everyday life as safe and convenient as possible for the public we serve.


The values observed and upheld by Public Works Department employees create a departmental culture that is supportive and that fosters alignment, ensuring fulfillment of the City’s ACE (Accountability, Customer Focus, Efficiency) values.

Public Works also strives to fulfill their own PACE values:

  • Pride - Exhibited by pride and satisfaction of work, professional development, and competency
  • Alignment - Achieved through loyalty and commitment, mutual respect, open and honest communication, and teamwork
  • Collaboration - Collaboration and partnership along with flexibility ensures departmental responsiveness
  • Effectiveness - Achieved through accountability, creativity and innovation, leadership, and positive customer interactions


The department’s broad goals were developed by the director, chief financial officer, and the assistant director as a framework for programs and services carried out by the eight divisions, and represent the department’s ongoing commitment to our customers and partners. The goals are to:

  • Provide a safe environment for the public and our employees
  • Serve the public by providing the most cost effective, high quality service possible
  • Sustain a highly qualified workforce
  • Actively seek stable and predictable revenue sources through fiscal planning
  • Clearly communicate our service
  • Promote teamwork and effective communication
  • Promote innovation and implement effective technology
  • Encourage and recognize employee achievement
  • Empower employees to make high quality decisions
  • Continue to be recognized for excellence in public service