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The City of Manitowoc's Mission Must Include "Arts, Humanities, & Cultural Diversity"

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In the October 2016 Common Council Meeting, an alderman re-wrote Manitowoc’s Mission, Vision, and Values statement without consulting any other councilmen or holding any kind of public input session. This alderman has removed the words “arts, humanities, and cultural diversity” from our city’s mission statement, and has replaced it with a boilerplate mission that can apply to any city anywhere. Sign this petition to tell Council to revert back to the previous mission statement until a better one can be written that does not exclude our community’s values and things that make us unique.

Previous Mission:

“Through innovative and dynamic leadership, the City of Manitowoc will effectively manage public resources to enhance the quality of life for the benefit of the entire community by:

  • Embracing the arts, humanities, and cultural diversity,
  • Fostering opportunities for economic growth,
  • Protecting the safety and well-being of the community,
  • Serving the needs of the community with respect and dedication."

New Mission (as of Oct. 2016):

“The City of Manitowoc’s Mission is Provide and Improve Public Safety, Infrastructure, and Services across our Community to ensure it is a Great Place to Be.”

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