Employee Values Statement

We, the EMPLOYEES of the CITY OF GEORGETOWN, share a dedication and commitment to:

A high level of trust between our community and each other. By accepting accountability, acting reliably and responsibly, and demonstrating loyalty, we preserve an environment that supports sincerity, honesty, and ethical behavior.

The use of effective communication through listening and understanding, with care and compassion, to the diversity in our community and our organization. By maintaining and projecting an approachable, open-minded attitude and respecting appropriate confidentiality, we ensure open, two-way communication.

The effectiveness of teamwork in achieving our common goals. With flexibility, support, competent leadership, fairness, and respect for cultural and social diversity, we cooperate in an atmosphere of interdependence. While always respecting the value of each individual, we recognize the importance of the common good of our community and organization over that of any one of its members.

A high standard of professionalism, which begins with dedication to friendly service through the empowerment of competent, well-trained employees. We encourage innovative ideas and solutions, growth of self-esteem, and pride in our work and accomplishments. Our demonstrated integrity provides positive role models for our community.

Improving the quality of life by maintaining an equitable balance between work and family, promoting the democratic process, and treating our fellow employees and citizens with the respect and providing the support which we, in turn, expect. We work to preserve the rich heritage and tradition of our community, to protect the health and safety of, and advocate justice for, all its members. With a positive attitude, respect for other’s time and priorities, and use of appropriate humor, we ensure an attractive work and living environment.