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2018-2023 Vision, Mission, Business Plan

[Downloadable Business Plan Document]

Vision

Renton - The center of opportunity in the Puget Sound Region where families and businesses thrive.

Mission

The City of Renton, in partnership and communication with residents, businesses, and schools, is dedicated to:

  • Providing a safe, healthy, welcoming atmosphere where people choose to live
  • Promoting economic vitality and strategically positioning Renton for the future
  • Supporting planned growth and influencing decisions that impact the city
  • Building an inclusive informed city with opportunities for all
  • Meeting service demands through high quality customer service, innovation,
    a positive work environment, and a commitment to excellence

Business Plan Goals

  • Providing a safe, healthy, vibrant community
    • Promote safety, health, and security through effective communication and service delivery
    • Facilitate successful neighborhoods through community involvement
    • Encourage and partner in the development of quality housing choices for
      people of all ages and income levels
    • Promote a walkable, pedestrian and bicycle-friendly city with complete streets,
      trails, and connections between neighborhoods and community focal points
    • Provide opportunities for communities to be better prepared for emergencies
  • Promote economic vitality and strategically position Renton for the future
    • Promote Renton as the progressive, opportunity- rich city in the Puget Sound region
    • Capitalize on opportunities through bold and creative economic development strategies
    • Recruit and retain businesses to ensure a dynamic, diversified employment base
    • Nurture entrepreneurship and foster successful partnerships with businesses and community leaders
    • Leverage public/private resources to focus development on economic centers
  • Support planned growth and influence decisions that impact the city
    • Foster development of vibrant, sustainable, attractive, mixed-use neighborhoods in urban centers
    • Uphold a high standard of design and property maintenance
    • Advocate Renton’s interests through state and federal lobbying efforts, regional partnerships and other organizations
    • Pursue transportation and other regional improvements and services that improve quality of life
    • Balance development with environmental protection 
  • Building an inclusive informed city with opportunities for all
    • Improve access to city services, programs and employment, and make residents and businesses aware of opportunities to be involved with their community
    • Build connections with ALL communities that reflect the breadth and richness of the diversity in our city
    • Promote understanding and appreciation of our diversity through celebrations and festivals
    • Provide critical and relevant information on a timely basis and facilitate two-way dialogue between city government and the community
  • Meet service demands and provide high quality customer service
    • Plan, develop, and maintain quality services, infrastructure, and amenities
    • Prioritize services at levels that can be sustained by revenue
    • Retain a skilled workforce by making Renton the municipal employer of choice
    • Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships and investment strategies that improve services
    • Respond to growing service demands through partnerships, innovation, and outcome management