As a part of the strategic planning process we have been going through this year, we have been working on revising our Mission and Vision to reflect the work we are doing and that we will be doing in the coming years. In addition, we had never set forth a statement of our values before, so we knew we needed to do that in order to guide our future work.
We have now completed this work and are happy to present our new statements here.
Mission - Our mission is to share knowledge and power, to organize and to advocate for the people who live and work in our neighborhoods. We build leadership to seize opportunities and work for social and racial justice.
Vision - Our district is one in which we respect the racial, ethnic and social diversity of our neighborhoods, where trust grows among us, and all of us prosper.
TRUST AND RESPECT - We strive to achieve trust for and respect from each other as we work together towards our shared goals and a pluralistic community.
EQUITY, JUSTICE AND POWER - We share power to give us leverage to build equity and work for justice in our community.
SOLIDARITY - We stand together and lead by example to fight oppression in all forms, for the members of our community.
SUSTAINABILITY - We support a healthy and sustainable environment for the long-term livability of our community and the prosperity of its members.
We hope these statements resonate with you and that you will join us in our efforts to build community and leadership in District 1. We want to thank the Saint Paul Foundation and its Management Improvement Fund for helping us in this strategic planning work!!