Mission Statement

Our Mission
The mission of the Board of Commissioners is to provide quality public services in a cost-effective manner through innovation, leadership, and the cooperation of dedicated people.

Our Values
  • Fiscal Responsibility - to provide good stewardship of public funds
  • Ethics and Integrity - to maintain the public trust
  • Openness of the Process - to promote citizen participation
  • Our Heritage and Natural Resources - to conserve and preserve them
  • The Individual - to promote dignity and respect
Our Goals
The goals of the Board of Commissioners are to:
  • Continue to provide quality public services in a cost-effective manner
  • Empower all employees encouraging creativity and innovation
  • Enhance the county's overall communication and innovation
  • Be pro-active in planning for change and growth
  • Treat taxpayers and citizens as customers
  • Encourage and foster problem prevention strategies
  • Increase communication and collaboration with other jurisdictions, agencies, and the private sector
  • Develop alternate stable revenue sources
  • Address the future population growth and diversity of the county
  • Foster environmentally sound economic growth and development
Long Term Objectives
The long term objectives of the Board of Commissioners is to:
  • Provide for the continued growth of the County to enrich community life
  • Maintain and enhance the identity and character of Wayne County and maintain good communications with citizens
  • Conserve areas of natural beauty, sensitive environmental areas and important historic places
  • Strive for a balance between residential and commercial development and for a balanced residential mix
  • Encourage economic development, including the creation of new job opportunities and a diversified local economy
  • Provide quality public service, including public safety, and utilities. Provide accessibility for all citizens to educational, recreational and cultural activities through creative planning and improved communications
  • Continue to support Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and the impact economically that the base offers to Wayne County
  • Maintain a stable financial approach, including fees and charges such that new development pays its own way. Maintain a fund balance of 8% or greater
  • Provide a safe, stable workplace for County employees, recognizing they are the County's greatest asset
  • Maintain good intergovernmental relations with other local governments, the Eastern Carolina Council, surrounding counties, the State of North Carolina, and the United States government
  • Work with other local governments and organizations to enhance and improve all areas of Wayne County
  • Maintain, promote, and improve transportation systems for Wayne County
  • Plan ahead for capital improvements