City Council Strategic Vision, Values and Priorities

Our Commitment to the Community

Our Vision: Burnsville is a vibrant city, boldly leading and welcoming to all.

Values—We believe our service to the community makes a difference through:

Value icons for respect, belonging, stewardship, adaptability, ethical

Respect: We pay attention to people and perspectives with courtesy, dignity, and understanding.

Belonging: We value difference, creating a community where people feel at home.

Stewardship: We care for resources to best serve the community of today and tomorrow.

Adaptability: We will create a better future through continual improvement and adjusting to an ever-changing environment.

Ethical: We do what's right, just, and fair, guided by transparency and honesty. 

How we plan to get there — Our Strategic Priorities

View our 2023 Strategic Priorities and Metrics (PDF)

infographic for the 2023 Burnsville City Council strategic priorities

Safety iconSafety — Burnsville is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our community and staff

For that reason, we will:

  1. Provide risk-reduction programs and educational opportunities to ensure the safety and health of our community
  2. Provide a reliable response to community emergencies
  3. Invest in health and wellness programs for our employees

Community Engagement iconCommunity Engagement — Burnsville is committed to meaningful relationships and experiences that meet the variety of needs in our community

For that reason, we will:

  1. Create innovative services and inclusive programs and experiences
  2. Tell our established and evolving story through brand
  3. Increase employee participation in and with the community

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Organizational Culture — Burnsville is committed to creating great experiences for our employees so they do the same for our community

For that reason, we will:

  1. Successfully implement the organizational analysis
  2. Elevate the performance of our managers
  3. Enhance culture through engagement

community vibrancy iconCommunity Vibrancy — Burnsville is committed to creating places that enhance our community for years to come

For that reason, we will:

  1. Update the economic development strategic plan and develop priorities
  2. Inventory residential and commercial properties to help define programs and priorities
  3. Convene partners to enhance initiatives that enhance the community

Transportation iconInfrastructure — Burnsville is committed to responsible stewardship of resources and lands to ensure access and allow our community to thrive

For that reason, we will:

  1. Complete an enhanced process to capture the 2024-2028 CIP
  2. Complete a public facilities condition inventory
  3. Operate and maintain existing infrastructure

Sustainability iconSustainability — Burnsville is committed to innovation that supports environmental, human and financial vitality for our community and future generations

For that reason, we will:

  1. Promote, improve, protect and maintain the City’s natural resources
  2. Integrate sustainability practices and education in operations, project
    management and to the community
  3. Maintain and implement practices to promote financial sustainability