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:

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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

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  • Burnsville is committed to community safety.
  • Burnsville is committed to be welcoming to all through community engagement.
  • Burnsville is committed to residential and commercial activities that will enhance the community.
  • Burnsville is committed to environmental stewardship through creative and innovative approaches to natural resource conservation.
  • Burnsville is committed to an effective, multi-modal transportation system that safely connects people and goods.
  • Burnsville is committed to high-quality public service with respect for resources. City services provide a positive community value.

Governance Policy

The purpose of governance is that the council, on behalf of the people of the City, guarantees the accountability to the people of City government by assuring that it: 

  • achieves appropriate results for the appropriate persons at an appropriate cost; and
  • avoids unacceptable activities, conditions and decisions

Governance Policy Notebook - PDF, 14 pages