City Council held a retreat on January 14 with the Mayor, city staff, and the public. With the guidance of professional facilitator John Fiene, the retreat was designed to develop the city’s mission, vision, and values, build consensus around the city’s newly adopted Comprehensive Plan, and discuss strategies to measure progress toward the city’s vision and update constituents.
On February 21, a special meeting of the City Council was called to finalize the mission, vision, and values process. Councilmembers Sookrum, Ganem, and Lathrop, along with Mayor Joey Spellerberg and City Administrator, Jody Sanders, attended the meeting and reviewed the results of the retreat. Mayor Spellerberg shared the outcome of this meeting at the February 28 City Council meeting where the mission, vision, and values were unanimously approved by council through an 8-0 vote.
"I believe having a mission behind what you do is vital to any organization, especially in government,” said Mayor Spellerberg. “Our new mission, vision, and values set the roadmap for the City of Fremont to serve our community with purpose and provide an excellent quality of life. I want to thank the City Council and our dedicated employees at the city for their important feedback during this process. The collaboration to get to this point was a very positive step in our city. We will work tirelessly every day to live out our mission and move Fremont forward. We have a bright future."
The statements follow and can also be viewed on the city’s website at: https://fremontne.gov/944/Mission-Vision-Values
The Mission of the City of Fremont is to be good stewards by fostering a welcoming, collaborative, and distinct community that provides the resources necessary for sustainable growth and an excellent quality of life.
The Vision of the City of Fremont is to create an environment for growth, opportunities, and be welcoming to all.
The Values of the City of Fremont are:
• Strong Leadership
• Public Safety
• Fiscal Responsibility
• Quality of Life