Strategic Plan Provide Public Safety Adopted July 2013 Enhance the safety of residents through an integrated criminal justice system, including law enforcement and other programs that reduce crime, recidivism, domestic violence and substance abuse. Reduce Congestion & Improve Transportation Promote development of State, County, and municipal transportation systems that provide for efficient, flexible and uncongested movement through an integrated network of road, rail, public transit, and non-motorized modes of travel. Enhance Economic Opportunities Foster balanced growth and a diverse economy to provide living wage jobs, housing, and economic opportunities. Strategic Goals Build Healthy & Resilient Communities Maintain well-being of residents, focusing on the availability of accessible health services for families, the aging population, and other populations in need. Promote a Sustainable Environment Preserve the health of our natural resources and our drinking water through the widespread use of sustainable and environmental management practices, effective storm water management and the enhancement and rehabilitation of lakes, wetlands and other fragile ecological systems. For more information, visit Mission Statement Lake County government is committed to promoting and sustaining a safe, healthy, vibrant and environmentally responsible county, while maintaining its strong financial position. In partnership with citizens, communities and all levels of government, we pledge to deliver efficient and high quality public services consistent with the community’s values and priorities. Vision We envision Lake County as a leader in developing a thriving and robust local economy, healthy natural environment, safe and livable communities, healthy residents, and innovative public services that are responsive to the diverse needs of all residents. Statement of Values Lake County government carries out its mission and conducts its responsibilities adhering to the following values: We Value Fiscal Responsibility Uphold fiscal integrity, make performance-driven decisions based on long-term impacts, manage priorities and maintain sustainable and prudent financial operations. This includes: a balanced budget, strong reserves, and AAA financial rating, with a commitment to transparency, honesty, reliability and accountability for all our actions. We Value Exceptional Service Deliver cost-effective, efficient and high quality services, placing a high value on professionalism, responsiveness and courtesy. We Value Leadership Provide leadership in communicating, interacting and cooperating with residents, businesses, other governments, and stakeholders leading to innovative regional collaboration and improved quality of life throughout Lake County. Pursue opportunities for increased efficiency and cost savings by collaborating with other government entities. We Value Environmental Stewardship Promote and encourage environmental sustainability