In 2022, the Village Board created the following Mission and Vision Statements along with the core values of the Village.
The Village of Cottage Grove is dedicated to efficiently and effectively providing the community services to our citizens and partnering to foster economic development while encouraging our unique community appeal.
Cottage Grove will be a safe, friendly, and attractive community for businesses, neighbors, and families to live, learn, work and play and enjoy the richness and opportunities of a growing Village.
Treat everyone fairly
Empower people to do their best
Protect the environment and support sustainability
Challange boundaries & status quo
Ask tough questions and make tough decisions
Having the difficult conversation
Provide outstanding service
Foster a culture of high performance
Build and pursue high-end staff talent
Support professional development
Promote continuous strategic development and growth
Uphold high standards of ethics
Communicate openly and honestly
Listen more...talk less
Building trust by following through
Recognize accomplishments and highlight our "wins"