"A leading community in which to live, work, and thrive."
Woodbury will continue to be a leading community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Through professionalism, responsive service and leadership, we will strengthen our tradition of public trust and effective resource management.
Exceeding Expectations: Professional – Responsive – Leaders
Critical Success Factors
The City Council has identified six components that are essential to the success of the community. These are the guiding principles that govern the council's strategic planning for Woodbury's future. The six components, together with the result the city wishes to achieve, are:
Woodbury is a welcoming community where all people feel safe. The city provides professional, effective and compassionate protective services to ensure Public Safety builds a sense of community and supports a high quality of life.
Quality of Life
Woodbury maintains a high-quality living environment characterized by attractive neighborhoods that offer a variety of housing options for people in all stages of life and that are linked through the city’s park and trail system.
The city provides open spaces that allow active and passive uses by the public. Residents have convenient access to essential private sector goods and services such as healthcare, as well as to high-quality year-round leisure and recreational services.
The city directly implements those aspects of the physical and service environment for which it is responsible and promotes the provision of desired services by private and other governmental agencies in areas outside its own responsibility.
Recognizing that economic vitality is the foundation of community progress and livability, the City of Woodbury will continue to capitalize on its unique strengths and distinct character: a strategic location, strong demographics, and abundant opportunities for economic growth.
Through its strategic planning efforts, the city will continually seek to strengthen business relationships and promote continued business investment and job growth.
Woodbury’s business-friendly environment, responsive service and development standards that demand high quality, contribute to our strong business climate, help make Woodbury a premier location for business, and position the city for sustained success.
Youth Development and Education
The city will seek to build partnerships with other agencies and community groups to offer programs and resources that address the needs of residents under the age of 18 to ensure that all young people thrive in our community.
Continuing our tradition of providing excellent customer service, the city is committed to exceeding expectations through professionalism, responsiveness and leadership. Customer service comes in many forms, and the city will seek to be innovative and reflective of the service levels desired by residents and other stakeholders provided at an excellent value.
Understanding that environmental health, economics and human well-being are interconnected and interdependent, Woodbury is committed to the responsible use and protection of all resources. To preserve our environment for future generations, the city will foster environmental stewardship through focused conservation, social responsibility and best management practices.