Vision, Mission & Values

Hay River is looking towards the future of the town and its region. When doing so, it is important that council members agree on what the final destination looks like. With this in mind, council first decides on the town’s ideal long-term future (vision) and the general direction it will take to achieve that future (mission).

When reviewing the existing versions of the vision and mission, council made some alterations to ensure that they reflect the town’s desired future.

Vision Statement

Hay River is a culturally diverse, regional hub that celebrates its history, natural setting, social and recreational well-being, and its opportunities for business.

The town’s vision provides a long-term picture of where or what it wishes to be or become. The vision also indicates what makes the town unique from other similar entities.

Mission Statement

Volunteers power us, business drives us, and our environment inspires us.

The town’s mission answers a question about what business the town is in. It lets readers know what Hay River does and who benefits from the work of the town.

Values

The values expressed here are the guiding principles that help determine how the town will operate, both in public and privately.

As a town, we value:

Accessibility…………………. We value the needs of a diverse and dynamic community. We will ensure all citizens have appropriate access to public information, facilities, and services of the town.

Creativity……………………… We get better by trying new things. We encourage this attribute in ourselves and those with whom we interact.

Growth…………………………. We see growth as important for Hay River. Growth is not only physical, but cultural and social as well. Prudent growth indicates maturity for the town.

Integrity………………………… We believe in doing what we say we will do. Our actions will align with what is best for Hay River in achieving our vision.

Partnerships…………………. When we work together, we are greater than the sum of our parts. We know that there is expertise in the town and beyond and we will use that expertise to benefit the town.

Sustainability……………….. We must be sustainable in all we do. We need to leave future generations the opportunities to make their own choices by making thoughtful choices today.