The City of Webster Groves Leadership has been working together to update the mission statement, create a vision statement, and articulate values or guiding principles for our city.  Your feedback will be used to determine if any changes need to be made in their initial work.  Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey.  Your input is valuable to city leadership and will help make their work better reflect the view of the citizens they serve.

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* 1. What is your role in the Webster Groves Community?  (Check all that apply)

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* 2. Please indicate your level of agreement with the proposed values for the City of Webster Groves. Do you Agree OR Disagree that the below should be a value we should have as a city?      

People: Webster Groves values People.  We respect all individuals and  the groups they form – families, schools, churches, neighborhoods, businesses, and other formal and informal organizations. We recognize the variety of priorities, resources, needs, and interests across the people of Webster and aspire to honor and be mindful of those differences as we make decisions together. 

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* 3. Please indicate your level of agreement with the proposed values for the City of Webster Groves. Do you Agree OR Disagree that the below should be a value we should have as a city?      

Excellence in Service: Webster Groves values Excellence in Service. We are committed to excellence in service for all through good stewardship of our assets, investment in employees, data-informed decisions, and organizational adaptability. 

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* 4. Please indicate your level of agreement with the proposed values for the City of Webster Groves. Do you Agree OR Disagree that the below should be a value we should have as a city?    

Diversity and Inclusion: Webster Groves values Diversity and Inclusion. We seek to create a community-wide culture in which we  appreciate differences; provide equitable access to services, facilities, opportunities, housing, and employment; promote an environment of respect and dignity; and strive to be a place where all residents, employees, businesses, organizations, and visitors are valued, respected and supported.  

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* 5. Please indicate your level of agreement with the proposed values for the City of Webster Groves. Do you Agree OR Disagree that the below should be a value we should have as a city?      

Creativity: Webster Groves values Creativity. Our heritage is rooted in creativity, and creativity is a cornerstone of our present and future. We embrace originality of thought and expression in all its forms, viewing and solving complex problems with imagination and innovation, fostering cultural dialogue, and promoting physical and emotional well-being. We value the many creative practitioners and learners who bring vitality to the lives of Webster Groves residents every day. 

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* 6. Please indicate your level of agreement with the proposed values for the City of Webster Groves. Do you Agree OR Disagree that the below should be a value we should have as a city?      

Sustainability: Webster Groves values Sustainability.  We work to balance our human, economic, and natural resources in order to fulfill the needs of the present community and ensure  abundance for future generations. 

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* 7. Please indicate your level of agreement with the proposed values for the City of Webster Groves. Do you Agree OR Disagree that the below should be a value we should have as a city?      

Leadership: Webster Groves values Leadership. Throughout our city, leadership is a process of ongoing positive influence, maximizing the mutual efforts and goals of the community  and region. Leaders foster forward movement, rooted in trust and transparency. 

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* 8. Please rank order these values in regard to their importance in our community.  1 is of the highest value and 6 if the lowest level of value.  Each value should have a different number.

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* 9. What other values if any would you like to see considered as a possible addition to the list?

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* 10. The City Leadership has worked together to create a new mission statement for the City of Webster Groves.  A Mission Statement defines the fundamental purpose for the city as an organization.  It is:

Webster Groves provides residents, businesses, organizations, and visitors with excellent, fiscally sound, and responsive services to enrich and strengthen the community in which we live, work, and celebrate.

What is your level of support for this new mission statement? (5 is fully support)

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* 11. What do you like about this new mission statement?

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* 12. What suggestions do you have for improving this new mission statement?

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* 13. The City Leadership has worked together to create a new vision statement for the City of Webster Groves.  A vision statement should be realistic, credible, attractive, and lead the city into the future.  It is: 

Webster Groves strives to be a welcoming and a collaborative regional leader with a diverse community and connected neighborhoods where people and businesses thrive.

What is your level of support for this new vision statement?  (5 is fully support)

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* 14. What do you like about this new vision statement?

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* 15. What suggestions do you have for improving this new vision statement?

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