Mission, Vision and Values

In 2022, the Village Board created the following Mission and Vision Statements along with the core values of the Village.

Mission Statement


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. 

Vision Statement


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.

Core Values


  • Respect

    • Treat everyone fairly
    • Honor Diverse
    • Empower people to do their best
    • Protect the environment and support sustainability
  • Innovation

    • Encourage creativity
    • Challange boundaries & status quo
    • Ask tough questions and make tough decisions
    • Having the difficult conversation
  • Excellence

    • 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
  • Integrity

    • Uphold high standards of ethics
    • Transparency
    • Communicate openly and honestly
    • Listen more...talk less
    • Building trust by following through
  • Celebration

    • Recognize accomplishments and highlight our "wins"
    • Reward excellence
    • Create enjoyable workplace
    • Balance family and work