The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Guiding Principles and Values

  • Communication: Sharing our knowledge, perspectives and information openly, regularly and clearly with citizens and each other
  • Customer Service: Understanding and providing for the needs of our customers in a prompt, courteous and caring manner
  • Diversity: Valuing, promoting and nurturing human diversity in staff, consultants and contractors
  • Fiscal Stewardship: Assuring the most cost-effective and efficient use of the public’s money; earning and maintaining public trust
  • Integrity: Committed to the highest ideals of honor and integrity in all public and professionalrelationships
  • Learning Organization: Challenging ourselves to learn, grow and expand our professional and technical knowledge
  • Professional Management: Dedicated to consistent, accountable, equitable and effective management techniques and systems
  • Recognition: Appreciating the contributions of our most important resource: Village employees and those citizens who volunteer their time and expertise in service to the community
  • Team Work: Working collaboratively through personal initiative, professional accountability, mutual respect and trust

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