People contribute when and where they feel they belong.
Belonging is easy when similarities bring us together. But our differences make us stronger, and lasting solutions are the result of creativity sparked by our differences.
We listen with open minds and hearts. We learn from our mistakes and triumphs. We make hard choices. We try, we fail, we try again. We move fast, and we are wrong sometimes. We experiment so others don’t have to. We crave feedback and input. We believe we can learn new things and do better next time.
We hold ourselves and our partners to the highest standards and take seriously our responsibility to do much with the abundant resources we have been given. And there is always room to improve.
We know collaboration and partnership make better, stronger, healthier communities than going it alone. We don’t have all the answers. We build bridges and span divides. We are stewards of community needs and wants.