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Mission & Vision Statement
Vision Statement
The City of South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department pledges to sustain the delivery of the broad-based parks, facilities, programs, and services creating a sense of community, enabling a safe and secure environment, and enhancing South Lake Tahoe’s quality of life, by:
  • Being responsive to the changing recreational needs of a diverse and growing community
  • Continuing a citizen-driven and professional approach to provide safe, well-designed, and maintained facilities and programs
  • Maximizing community resources
  • Providing responsible stewardship of human, fiscal, natural, and historic resources

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Mission Statement
The mission of the City of South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department is to provide for the health, inspiration, and recreation opportunities for the people of South Lake Tahoe. The Parks and Recreation Department “Creates Community Through Parks and People.”

The City of South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department will achieve this mission through:
  • Advocating to build awareness and educating about the positive impact and value of the profession
  • Collaborating to develop useful relationships with other organizations to promote the impact and positive value of the profession
  • Communicating effectively with members and nonmembers about the society, its mission and strategies, professional trends, and information in a timely and useful manner
  • Governing to identify organizational priorities, ensure desired outcomes are achieved, and ensure that resources necessary for achievement are available and used efficiently
  • Legislating to ensure state and federal legislation advances, rather than hinders, the delivery of park and recreation services and programs
  • Researching and educating to encourage research that measures the positive impact and value of the profession and to educate members about the information, technology, and trends needed to implement quality programs and services
  • Stabilizing the society to ensure it has the resources to focus on the profession
  • Valuing its employees

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