Establishing a mission statement is essential to the strategic planning process. The mission statement should reflect the essential purpose of the City and will form the baseline for the Plan's vision statement, goals, and strategies (action items). Specifically, the mission statement reflects guiding principles, and should only be changed to reflect major shifts in the physical, social, or economic environment of the community.
Through a series of workshops, open to the public, the Steering Committee established, revised, and refined a commonly shared mission statement for the City. The final mission statement concisely represents the City's purpose, values, and approach to government.
The mission statement of the City of Medina reads as follows:
To preserve, promote, and support a community
that values a high quality of life, local heritage, and diversity
through an approach to government
marked by innovation, responsiveness, and resourcefulness.