Statement of Core Values

The Steering Committee has adopted a statement of core values that reflects the key principles and values that are embraced by the Provo community.  This statement of core values will help guide the work of the Steering Committee and the various subcommittees working on the Vision 2030 document.

Girl riding bikeFamily We value our:
Strong sense of community relationships
Legacy to future generations

Downtown FacadesSafe City We value our:
Strong sense of security and well-being
Safe neighborhoods and public places
Responsive and proactive public safety services
Well-trained and equipped public safety professionals

new homesSense of Community We value our:
Community informed and engaged in community issues
Residents who are care about and support their neighbors
Sense of place in Provo, and how our heritage influences who we are
Commitment to personal responsibility and volunteerism
Respect and consideration for all

RiversideFaith We value our:
Individual religious heritage
Personal beliefs and the beliefs of others
Freedom to worship
Understanding of the connection between living spiritual values and well-being

We value our:
Educated and culturally experienced citizenry
Commitment to education, which maximizes student achievement and development
Unique opportunities related to local universities and other institutions of  post-secondary education
Quality libraries and access to the arts
Access to and use of information technology

building frontBusiness and Economic Vitality We value our:
Diverse employment opportunities
Role as a regional economic center
Commitment to economic vitality, growth and development
Strong entrepreneurial spirit
Vibrant business districts
Educated, skilled, and industrious workforce
Commitment to ethical business standards
Favorable and supportive business environment

Government BuildingResponsible Government We value our:
Transparent and open government entities
Commitment to accountable and fiscally sound governance
Effective and well-maintained public infrastructure
Belief in constitutionally based and limited government
Understanding that good government is the product of engaged and principled citizens

tree lined roadHealthy, Inviting Environment
We value our:
Quiet, walkable neighborhoods
Unparalleled natural amenities
Abundant park facilities and recreational opportunities
Quality health-care systems
Focus on fitness and wellness
Inviting neighborhoods
Commitment to responsible stewardship of the environment