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Vision Statement

The pride we feel as a community will make Independence a centerpiece for the metropolitan area.

The City of Independence will be a community that provides an exceptional quality of life for residents through a healthy economy that provides jobs and livelihoods for citizens; with well planned, safe and secure neighborhoods; and through excellence in the delivery of public services.

The City of Independence will be a community that takes pride in its history, by maintaining its unique heritage for future residents and for visitors from throughout the world.

The City of Independence will meet the needs of its citizens through fostering citizen participation and involvement in local government; through the establishment of clear policy guidelines; and through a responsive, well-trained, professional City staff.
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