Our County Values:

 

We believe in excellence in public service through:

 

INTEGRITY. 

 We value our customers and co-workers by always providing honest and fair treatment.

 

INNOVATION.

We embrace creativity and positive change.

 

STEWARDSHIP.

We honor our role as stewards of the public trust by managing our natural, human and financial resources respectfully and responsibly.

 

LEARNING.

We encourage and support lifelong learning and personal and professional growth.  

 

ALBMARLE COUNTY

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

We help make Albemarle County a great place to be.


 

 

We recognize that we alone cannot make Albemarle County a great place.  We actively engage others in the community while remaining committed to the vision the County Board of Supervisors has established. We must have the trust and respect of many diverging interests to succeed.   We acquire this trust and respect by holding true to the County's values and being directed by the policies of the County Board of Supervisors.  

 

We are the County's stewards for our natural resources and built environment.

 

To carry out this duty, we help the Board of Supervisor's communicate their vision for the County's natural resources and built environment. we support land use policies necessary to carry out their vision, and we assure the land use policies of the Board of Supervisors are implemented.  We succeed when there is consistency between the Board of Supervisor's vision for the community and what our community becomes.  

 

 

KEYS TO SUCCESS

 

The Comprehensive Plan, as envisioned by the County Board of Supervisors, provides our goals. 

Every action we perform should reflect our values and goals.

 

        Acting as the County's stewards, we assure changes to natural resources and the built environment are consistent with County ordinances and policies.  Ordinance enforcement is what the County Board of Supervisors expects as a minimum.  This is our foundation and vital to assuring we are succeeding, but assuring compliance with ordinances alone will not satisfy our mission.

 

        We assure the County Board of Supervisorsí vision for natural resources and the built environment is implemented.  Establishing this vision in our community is ultimately the Board's responsibility.  Our goal is to continually look at the tools we have been given for carrying out this vision and assess where changes are needed.  Where change is needed, we initiate that change.  This includes changes to the Comprehensive Plan, ordinances, policies, and other means provided to the County for carrying out this purpose.    

 

        We communicate the County Board of Supervisorsí vision and policies for natural resources and the built environment to the community.  We cannot succeed without the support of the community.  We must continually strive to better inform the community on these policies and the Board of Supervisorsí vision for our community.      

 

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