Vision & Guiding Principles

Washtenaw County Vision

Washtenaw County will be a world class service provider. To do this we must be a leader in:

  • Developing innovative prevention approaches to dealing with governmental responsibilities
  • Facilitating cooperation and collaboration aimed at enhancing services
  • Increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of mandated services

The foundation of this vision is:

  • Sound fiscal management so we can rise above a "crisis" mode and have long-term stability
  • An inspired and involved workforce equipped with the skills, knowledge and resources to provide world class service

County Guiding Principles

  • Ensure long term fiscal stability for the County.
  • Reduce the cost of conducting the County's business.
  • Enhance customer service.
  • Provide the necessary knowledge, skills and resources to County employees to carry out these principles.
  • Ensure adequate provision of mandated services.
  • Focus on the root causes of problems that affect the quality of life of County citizens by aggressively pursuing prevention strategies
  • Provide leadership on intragovernmental, intergovernmental and intersectoral cooperation and collaboration aimed at improving services to County citizens.

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