Honesty and Integrity
Our actions and relationship with the community are guided by an internal sense of honesty and integrity. We believe in honest and open government that accentuates best business practices. We are dedicated to the highest ideal of integrity, openness and fairness in dealing with Deltona’s residents and its employees. We are committed to the careful stewardship of our resources, including human, financial, and physical.
Inclusiveness and Diversity
We recognize and appreciate the uniqueness of each individual. We value the contribution made and the synergy created by different experiences and perspectives. We celebrate the diversity of our community by providing a wide array of specialized services to encourage inclusiveness. We are committed to actively seeking public participation, and we promote a public process whereby we can respond to the community's needs while balancing competing interests and diverse opinions.
Leadership and Learning
Our services and efforts are best when delivered with the creativity and innovation made possible through a team that is prepared to meet the challenges of this City. We fund and expect professional development and continuous learning at all levels in this organization. We develop leaders at every level of this organization, with the expectation that employees and team members will make informed and courageous decisions as leaders to the betterment of this community.
As a leader in the region on public issues and services, Deltona – through the city and through leaders in the community – will continue to exert strong leadership in local and regional affairs.
We care for all people. We believe that our work is important and should be a source of enjoyment and satisfaction, with services targeted to those most in need. We place great emphasis upon the personal qualities that contribute to that environment: informality, humility, energy, independence of thought, a ready sense of humor and a caring attitude.
We promote mutual respect, courtesy, inclusion and thoughtfulness in all interactions, and we provide a high level of customer service and responsiveness by City staff to residents. We treat all individuals with dignity, we respect every opinion, and we listen to all sides.
We encourage and develop an atmosphere of mutual trust and appreciation among residents, employees, and policy-makers. We will ensure that communication constructively touches the lives of individuals in order to attract their participation in the democratic process. We will use clear, factual, timely communication and a variety of media to widely disseminate information in the community and to stimulate trust and understanding among all.
We accept the challenge of change and are committed to the future of this City and this community. We are committed to continually enhancing the safety, environment, quality of life, and economic sustainability of our community. We are problem solvers, and we constantly look for new and better ways to deliver services. We seek to be innovative, take reasonable risks, learn from our mistakes and always strive for excellence.
We take pride in our City and community, and are proud of the community’s values. The efforts and actions of Deltona reflect the community values of integrity, inclusion, compassion, respect, trust and commitment.