Mesa County Debuts New Vision
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The Mesa County Commissioner debuted their new vision for the county Thursday morning.
Steve Acquafresca, told onlookers that he and newly elected Commissioners Rose Pugliese and John Justman locked themselves in a cabin for hours to come up with their vision for the county.
The result was a new mission statement and vision statement for the county.
The new mission statement reads, "Mesa County supports and enhances our community by efficiently addressing needs and services.'
The new vision statements reads, "Mesa County is a magnet for business opportunity that is an attractive place to live, work and raise a family, while enjoying our abundant recreational resources.
Commissioner Acquafresca expressed the importance of infrastructure, business growth, but also said a key lies within the employees who work for the county.
"What's very different about this strategic plan is it's inclusion of all of our county employees. We know that we can't be successful if they're not successful in their many different diverse services that they provide throughout mesa county," said Acquafresca.
Acquafresca thanked the numerous department heads in attendance at the ceremony, including Pete Baier, Director of Public Works for Mesa County.
"We look at the county as a family providing services for the community. We want to have core values that we all believe in, push forward on them and apply them to our everyday jobs as well as services we provide to the community," said Baier.
All three commissioners talked about a list of Mesa County's Guiding Values pertaining to the government's professional conduct, both collectively and individually.
They discussed leadership, service, integrity, respect, dedication and liberty.
Lastly Acquafresca detailed how important business success was to Mesa County. He outlined how the county wants to attract businesses in all aspects by encouraging business expansion, new development and meaningful job growth.