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Our 5 Employee Values: Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence


Why Our Values Matter

The City of Fort Lauderdale’s mission is “We build community.” Our employee values provide guidance and set expectations for building community between each other and with our neighbors.  Values encourage behavior that is representative of our collective goals and the principles and beliefs of the organization.

Our values were developed and created by City employees for City employees.  Every employee was encouraged to provide input and participate in the development of the citywide values, which were adopted in January 2019.    


What Our Values Mean

Integrity: Do What’s Right. We support a workplace built on honesty where we do what we say we will do.

Compassion: Be Considerate. We seek to understand others and consistently behave with grace, kindness, acceptance, and concern.

Accountability: Take Responsibility. We own our work and accept the outcomes of our actions and hold each other responsible for their words and actions.

Respect: Appreciate Others. We value one another for our unique ideas and perspectives and remain committed to each other’s well-being.

Excellence: Continuously Improve. We work together to build the best community and seek to improve every day.