Mission & Values


To preserve and enhance the quality of life of the citizens of the City of Charleston.



We value our diversity and are committed to treating every resident with respect, honesty, and courtesy.

Public Safety
We value every citizen's safety and understand that safe, public spaces and neighborhoods are essential to our quality of life.

Quality Services
We value providing high-quality municipal services at the lowest possible cost to our residents.

Physical Place
We value our unique natural resources, our man-made environment, public realm, and neighborhoods, and we understand how our physical place affects each resident's quality of life. We will work with others to increase the sustainability of our physical place.

Regional Partnerships
We value working with other government entities within our region to sustain and improve the quality of life for all citizens.