City of Paducah Mission Statement
The City of Paducah is financially sustainable, provides first class services delivered in a cost effective manner and has quality infrastructure and facilities. The City engages citizens, exercises community leadership on local public service issues and is recognized as a regional leader.
To remind the public and the employees of the City's Core Beliefs, you'll find the following mnemonic on the back of employee business cards and posted around City facilities.
PADUCAH IS A VIBRANT AND BEAUTIFUL RIVER CITY WHICH IS THE HEART OF FOUR RIVERS REGION.
OUR REGION HAS A STRONG ECONOMY.
OUR CITY HAS A NATIONAL REPUTATION FOR THE ARTS AND TOURISM.
WE ARE A HOMETOWN FOR FAMILIES AND AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY.
OUR RESIDENTS ENJOY A QUALITY COMMUNITY AND FUN THINGS TO DO.
PADUCAH - A GREAT PLACE TO CALL HOME.
The sentences above include the ten (10) Guiding Principles for the City of Paducah. In addition to the Guiding Principles, the City of Paducah has five (5) Goals. Every project and service in the City can be linked to one of the five goals.
- Strong Local Economy - Regional Center for Four States
- Efficient City Government - Quality Services for Citizens
- Vital Neighborhoods - Place for People and Businesses
- Great Place to Live - A Fun City to Enjoy
- Restored Historic Downtown, LowerTown, Riverfront - A Community Focal Point
Below are Strategic Plan Executive Summaries that explain the City's Guiding Principles, Goals and Objectives, and the Actions that need to be taken to achieve the goals.
Strategic Plan for the City of Paducah, March 2010 --News Release--
Strategic Plan for the City of Paducah, June 2009 --News Release--
Strategic Plan for the City of Paducah, March 2008 --News Release--