Minden: Our Mission Statement & Vision for the Future
The Town of Minden was formed from the vision of D.H. Dangberg back in 1905, and we still actively work to maintain that vision of a safe and prosperous community for all our residents, businesses, and visitors—now and for generations to come. We have defined our primary mission and values in the following statements.
Town of Minden Mission Statement
Plan for Prosperity
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The Town of Minden is and will remain, within the limitations of its operating revenues, a municipality whose guiding principle is excellence. The Town prides itself on:
- Maintaining a state of the art water system; properly designed and regularly maintained streets.
- Professionally monitored drainage in all areas of new development.
- Refuse disposal utilizing technologically advanced receptacles and trash disposal trucks.
- Adequate street lighting taking into consideration the sensitivities of residents to brightness of night-lighted areas.
- The only non-school public facility in Douglas County capable of presenting a full theatrical production.
- The best parks and recreational facilities in the County, encouraging regular use.
- A quaint picturesque, historical business district; extremely friendly merchants.
- An unusually effective, continuing dialogue between business and development interests, on the one hand, and agricultural interests on the other.
- A remarkable wetlands area containing several migratory and indigenous bird rookeries.
- The most committed diligent, educated, helpful Town staff in the State where customer service is a top priority.
Town of Minden Value Statement
|WE VALUE TRUST|
|We are committed to uncompromised honesty and integrity in all our actions.
We believe our actions should be reliable, dependable and consistent.
We want teamwork and a spirit of cooperative effort.
We strive for a record of honesty, fairness and approachability.
|WE VALUE QUALITY|
|We strive for excellence, professionalism, and pride in everything we do.
We believe in providing the best quality of service and facilities.
We expect quality from employees, vendors and contractors.
|WE VALUE INNOVATION|
|We have a bias for action and support reasonable risk-taking.
We strive to recognize and take advantage of any opportunity that arises.
We encourage fiscal innovation that creates new revenue sources.
We accept that innovators have their share of failures.
|WE VALUE THE WORTH OF THE INDIVIDUAL|
|We respect individuals and are sensitive to their needs.
We are committed to the fair treatment of people.
We seek ideas and participation from all levels.
We encourage individual initiative and acceptance of responsibility.
|WE VALUE EFFECTIVE SERVICE|
|We believe in timely, efficient and effective public service.
We set trends and provide leadership in municipal services.
We conduct sound and prudent financial operations.
We take pride in conserving public resources.
We place a high value on cooperation with other public and private entities but will not sacrifice the best interest of the citizens of Minden.
|WE VALUE FUTURE ORIENTATION|
|We want to make decisions that will endure the test of time.
We will foster economic success in the private sector and develop new resources in the public sector.
We will promote the Town financial security and independence.
We strive for economic development, employment, housing diversification, cultural and leisure opportunities.
We want to build a place in which you would like to live.
One Man's Vision — A Town's Commitment
Minden Vision Brochure
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A select sample from the brochure:
From its inception in 1906, the Town of Minden has been a desirable place to raise a family and build a business…
…The residents and businesses of Minden felt they needed to complement the county’s master plan with specific direction for growth in their town.
"We want a neighborhood community you can walk, with businesses close to the core. As the town grows, consideration must be given for residential neighborhood business spaces, with businesses that cater to the buying habits of our residents."
— Bob Hadfield, Town of Minden Board Member
“The Dangberg Company built the town. They constructed the streets, sold the lots, developed the water and sewer system, were responsible for many of the commercial buildings being established and later created the Minden Improvement Company to oversee the development of the town.”
— Wynne M. Maule, Minden, Nevada: The Story of a Unique Town
Wynne Maule (1925-2006) was a noted local historian and author.
“A more ideal spot for a town cannot be imagined. Located on high ground with a natural drainage in every direction, it is a beautiful townsite... There is not a shack or cheap building in the entire place and those in charge are trying to keep it that way.”
— The Record-Courier Special Edition, 1909