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Village Adopts Mission, Vision and Goals as Planning Tool

The Village of Glen Ellyn did not have a mission statement to work from when approaching any village-related programs or initiatives.

The Village of Glen Ellyn has for the first time adopted a vision, mission and goals, which it believes will help it as it plans for the future.

The village admits that some of its goals are lofty, such as developing its first 10-year capital improvement plan, but the mission, vision and goals will help it achieve the goals it has set out.

“This is a vital step in our history,” Village President Mark Pfefferman said in a news release. “We are now marching in lockstep toward accomplishments which will benefit our entire community.”

The village’s goals include:  economic development, customer service, infrastructure, personnel, partnerships, funding and a downtown plan, according to the village.

Goals laid out by the village vary in the level of importance and impact with some projects defined as major projects. Some goals highlighted in its plan include:

  • Major Project: With the park district, complete analysis, plan and begin implementation of Lake Ellyn and Riford channel improvements to significantly reduce flooding in that area by January 1, 2013.
  • Implement quarterly financial projection/forecast for end of fiscal year by November 1, 2012.
  • Complete emergency operations plan and conduct a bi-annual simulation exercise by May 1, 2013.

Village Manager Mark Franz said that in the case of implementing a capital improvement plan, tied to a five-year financial forecast, the village will be able to better asses its wants and needs while keeping in mind revenue and expense projections.

Residents who wish to see the entire document can see it attached in our photo gallery or visit the Village of Glen Ellyn’s website

Do you think the Village of Glen Ellyn's mission, vision and goals will be helpful? Share your thoughts in comments. 

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Jaded Smaded September 18, 2012 at 02:59 AM
That has inspired me to create my own mission statement: Eat, sleep, work and relax. I hope they didn't pay a consulting firm to issue that!

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