Vision, Mission, Values & Goals


To preserve our past while assuring an economically, culturally, and environmentally sustainable future.


We plan, partner, and provide superior services and a safe environment in our thriving, authentic community.



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2020-21 Goals

Transportation and Mobility:  Use a multi-modal approach; initiate City’s mobility study; bring partners to the table; develop intergovernmental regional support; attend TPR meetings; define transit options; consider funding/parking/locations/environment/housing.

Fire Station:  Select a site downtown; research Mountain Station expansion; define budgets; develop financing options; aim for groundbreaking in 2021.

Bears / Trash: Significant reduction in bear calls to SSPD; minimize bears euthanized; zero human/bear conflicts that result in harm; update bear/trash ordinance to reduce number of human / bear incidents. 

Sustainable Funding: Consider: Destination marketing funding; lift tax; Howelsen Hill; community support; mental health.

Affordable Housing: Pursue public / private partnerships (P3); consider innovative funding models; finish policy discussion on city’s role in providing housing opportunities; apply our adopted metrics.