Develop a team-centered approach to problem-solving emphasizing effective communications with citizens and among elected officials, as well as establishing continuity of purpose and action for the commission.
Establish a focus that is city-wide, focusing on the “whole” of Augusta being more than the sum of its individual parts, neighborhoods, or districts.
Create an environment of respect and trust between commissioners, staff, and the citizens.
Seek ways to reach out and spread the word regarding the “good news” about Augusta.
Create a culture of Performance Management that focuses on assessment and improvement, driven by standards and accountability, and using technology as a critical and essential tool to enhance processes.
Develop a strategic plan featuring goals that are designed to drive Augusta forward by making the most of business assets, historical heritage, natural resources and local commitment and talent.
Build budgets that seek new sources of revenue while rewarding excellence and creativity, encouraging fiscal responsibility, and seeking new sources of revenue to mitigate budget challenges in difficult times.
Establish a citywide culture of customer service at all levels of local government, so that every employee and official considers customer service to be their highest responsibility.
Seek means for Augusta to be nationally-recognized as a global destination of excellence and known as the premier and most talked-about mid-sized city in the country.
Build our community and tax base by emphasizing economic development and livable, sustainable communities that can grow while protecting our valuable natural resources.
Focus on “One Augusta” that celebrates our geographic, socio-economic, and racial diversity as strengths, using them as leverage to build partnerships that will make Augusta a place for people of all backgrounds to live, work, play, and prosper.