Mission, Vision and Values

Mission

Spartanburg County provides a foundation for a superior quality of life for residents, unlimited opportunities for business, and an exceptional learning environment for education through purposeful
planning, investment, and use of resources.

Vision

Spartanburg County’s vision is to be a preferred destination for individuals, families and business to live, learn, play and invest.

Values

Inclusion
We will embrace the diversity of people, places, resources, and perspectives throughout the County by seeking and considering the input and interests of our stakeholders in our decision-making. This culture of inclusion will increase trust with stakeholders, strengthen relationships, and improve our decision-making.

Accountability
We are accountable to the citizens of Spartanburg County. As stewards of the public’s resources, we acknowledge the public is counting on us – We must set and exceed expectations that ensure our intentions, words, and deeds are beyond reproach. We answer to each other, we answer to the citizens, and we answer to every person that lives, works, visits, and plays in Spartanburg County.

Collaboration
In today’s complex environment, no one sector or entity can work without the support of others. We will seek, establish and leverage cross-sector partnerships with community-based organizations, educational institutions, businesses, and other governmental entities to collectively build a better Spartanburg County.

Communication
We will strive to effectively communicate in a purposeful and concise fashion. We will share information in an appropriate and timely manner with our stakeholders.

Servant Leadership
We seek first to serve. As servant leaders we will foster an environment that places the best interest of the public first, as demonstrated by our mission-driven decision-making. Servant leadership demands that we set aside personal differences and focus on what’s best for those we serve.

Continuous Improvement
Continuous Improvement means we will align our decisions, services, and policies with the vision, mission, and values of this plan. This is a path that we walk together toward a common goal. Opinions may differ, approaches may vary and we may not always agree, but we have a collective commitment, even in difficult times to remain true to the mission, keep our eyes on the vision, and make values-based decisions to meet the goals and objectives in this plan.