Mission, Vision, Values & Goals

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Missoula County Mission:

Provide quality public service to protect and enhance the well-being of the people, communities and environment of Missoula County.


Missoula County is a trusted community leader enhancing quality of life so people can thrive and realize individual and collective potential.

Core Values:

Integrity: We are accountable, ethical and transparent.

Innovation: We choose to develop sustainable solutions that pursue opportunity and foster creativity.

Teamwork: We are a diverse, interdependent organization that supports collaboration to work effectively.

Community: We honor diversity and respect people, heritage, culture and natural resources.

Goal Statements: 

Healthy, Safe, and Vibrant Communities: Work to ensure public health and protect public safety through outreach, education, service, and prevention. Promote vibrancy through investment in arts, culture, recreation, preservation and the diverse heritage of our communities.

Public Engagement: Proactively provide accurate information, encourage employee accessibility, invite public participation and empower community decision-making.

Quality Workforce: Attract and retain skilled and knowledgeable employees who provide courteous and efficient service.

Resource Stewardship: Responsibly manage financial and physical assets. Engage in partnerships that foster sustainable natural resources.

Economic Development: Engage with partners to retain and attract good paying jobs and encourage a diverse economy in Missoula County.