Mission, Vision & Values

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In 2019, the City Council approved and adopted our Vision, Mission and Core Values.

Together, the vision, mission and values statements provide direction for everything that happens in the City of Centennial. They keep everyone focused on where the City is going and what it is trying to achieve. Rather than restrict or inhibit initiative and innovation, they are intended to guide decisions and behaviors to achieve common goals.




Our Vision

We believe our vision provides a clear and inspirational view of how the community will be known by others.

Vision: The City of Centennial is a connected community, where neighborhoods matter, education is embraced, businesses are valued, and innovation absolute.


Our Mission

Our mission guides how City operations work to fulfill the vision.

Mission: Driven to provide exceptional service to the Centennial community.


Our Values

Our core values set the standard for the behavior of the organization and illustrate what people can expect when they receive service from or interact with City staff and contract partners.

We live our values everyday and use them to make decisions - big and small.

Core Values: Collaborative, Intentional, Service-Oriented, Innovative

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Collaborative Intentional Service-Oriented Innovative
We work together for a better outcome We plan and prepare to be our best We put our community first We strive for continuous improvement


Our Goals & Strategies

Our goals and strategies provide guidance for the programs, policies, activities, and actions over a time period longer than a single budget that will be put into place to implement the vision.

For the community, a budget also serves as a communications and operations guide for the City by detailing strategic projects, service levels, and programs that fulfill the policy direction of City Council. View the City's budget.

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Economic Vitality

Centennial’s access to an educated workforce, superior infrastructure, and predictable policies provide an environment where businesses flourish.

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Fiscal Sustainability

Through prudent budgeting and investment practices, Centennial demonstrates fiscal responsibility and is resilient to economic change.

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Future Ready City Government

Our City government is attentive to the community’s current needs while anticipating change. Centennial is innovative and prepared to leverage technology and resources to benefit our community.

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Public Safety & Health

Centennial strives to be the safest City in Colorado and partners with other agencies to ensure access to public safety and health services that meet the needs of the community.

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Signature Centennial

Through intentional planning and community investment, Centennial is a desirable, inclusive community with a lasting built environment, memorable places, and experiences that bring people together.

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Transportation & Mobility

Centennial’s transportation network provides alternatives for the safe, efficient, and reliable movement of people, goods, and services.