Mission Statement

The mission of the City of Garden Grove is to provide responsible leadership and quality services as we promote safety, cultural harmony, and life enrichment.
The City’s Mission Statement was developed by employees and ratified by the City Council in 1995. It is designed to reflect our purpose.

Vision Statement

The vision of Garden Grove is to be a safe, attractive, and economically vibrant city with an informed and involved public. We are a diverse community that promotes our unique attributes and preserves our residential character.
In 2004, the Garden Grove City Council authorized a community study to determine what issues were most important to Garden Grove residents. Over the following year-and-a-half, opinions were gathered through focus groups, surveys, an open house, and a community forum. The results were developed into a Community Vision Statement, Guiding Principles, and Strategic Goals, which were approved in March 2005 by the City Council.

Guiding Principles

We commit ourselves to the betterment of the individual, the organization, and the community, by fostering a spirit of trust, creativity, cooperation, integrity, empathy, respect, and quality service to all.
The City Manager, Department Directors, Division Managers, and City Council developed Guiding Principles to shape the way we conduct our business of serving the community.