The Mission of the City of Hartford is to be fiscally accountable and achieve results that advance the City's interest. It is essential to safeguard the health, cleanliness and safety of the community in ways that reflect the wants and needs of the people who live, work and visit Hartford. We must create jobs and improve the quality of education for Hartford's children and adults. We must also pursue opportunities to accelerate and expand the economic vitality of Hartford's business community and neighborhoods.
Connecticut's Capital City strives to be national role model for creating jobs, ensuring safe neighborhoods, continuing to raise academic standards and expectations, and stimulating neighborhood economic development with an emphasis on small business. Our "One City, One Plan" for conservation and development is instrumental in our vision for the next decade to be a global, green, and competitive job hub that provides a vibrant quality of life for all of its residents, employees, and visitors.
The City's Values:
Accountability, Civic Pride and Engagement, Community and Business Collaborations, Effectiveness and Efficiency, Reliability, Respect and Inclusiveness.
Four Key Goals for FY 2012-2013
Goal 1: Responsiveness: Each City office and department makes professional and fiscally responsible decisions based on data and delivers quality customer service that advances the City's well being.
Goal 2: Improvements: Improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods and community by focusing on infrastructure, eradicating blight and strengthening public safety to attain a livable and sustainable City.
Goal 3: Alignment: Align community-wide educational resources by integrating higher education, senior services, library, recreation, and early childhood operations.
Goal 4: Collaboration: A livable, sustainable and vibrant City with programs and partnerships that harness existing assets (including local minority and female-owned organizations) and that support the business environment and maximize job retention and growth.