City Council Mission

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The La Crosse Common Council values the importance creating a common understanding and support of the characteristics and values we wish to see in the future of our city.
La Crosse is a city of choice – a community for a lifetime – that offers the highest possible quality of life.
As elected officials, we establish policies to provide services and infrastructure, and to promote sustainable economic development, diverse cultural, recreational and educational opportunities, and public health and safety.
Core Values
Leadership: Visionary focus on the long-term, comprehensive needs of the community.

Diversity: Active welcoming of all residents, visitors and employers.

Communication: Clear, open, respectful dialog with each other, employees, citizens and other stakeholders. 

Integrity: Honest, responsible, transparent actions in the best interest of the community.

Stewardship: Judicious investment of public resources and protection of natural and cultural resources.