Mission, Vision & Values Statements

Our Mission


The mission of the City of Dallas is to maintain a safe, livable environment by providing open government with effective, efficient and accountable service delivery.

Our Vision


Set in the picturesque mid-Willamette Valley alongside the foothills of the Coast Range, we are a prosperous community that has preserved its small-town character. Our 1898 county courthouse looks out over our town square and revitalized historic downtown. We have planned well for our growth and development, updating essential infrastructure and strengthening our neighborhoods
- Excerpt from Dallas 2030 Vision


Our Motto


  • Commitment to the Community - People Serving People

Our Values


Transparent, Open, and Honest Government This value reflects our most important responsibility to our citizens and customers. Our competence is measured and, in fact, reinforced through active engagement of those we serve. We maintain an organizational reputation for openness, honesty, and integrity.

Public Service – We are public servants. We proactively find solutions to the community’s needs. We are accessible, responsive, respectful, consistent, and understanding. We provide assistance beyond our customers’ expectations.

Fiscal Responsibility – Proper use of public resources is a trust which we honor and protect. In our management of this trust, we must avoid even the appearance of impropriety. In our management of public funds, we constantly strive for the greatest possible efficiency and effectiveness.

Personal Honesty and Integrity – Each of us demonstrates the highest standards of personal integrity and honesty in our public activities to inspire confidence and trust in our government.

Excellence – Excellence is shown by being creative, professional, innovative, showing initiative, and being committed to our community. In this pursuit, we support continuing education and training for everyone in the organization.

Teamwork – We are a team that supports each other and the community, and we emphasize a high level of trust. We embrace a spirit of teamwork, empowerment, cooperation, collaboration, and community.

Diverse and Humane Organization – We are an organization that honors diversity and protects individual rights. Open communication, respect for others, compassion, and a sense of humor are essential tools in our organization. We value the cultural and social diversity that is reflected in our community, and we welcome the changes and new perspectives that this diversity brings to us.