A Council of Governments dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of the people of our metropolitan area through collaboration among regional partners.
The mission of the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council is to advance the current and future well-being of our metropolitan area by bringing together public and private sectors to cooperatively advocate, plan for, and coordinate the provision of services and investments which have environmental, economic and social impact.
In pursuit of this mission, it is understood that the well-being of the metropolitan community relies on good government and springs from a shared vision that encompasses many elements, including, but not limited to, the following:
Preparing now for the challenges of the future
Planning for orderly growth and development
Minimizing urban sprawl
Preserving and enhancing the natural, social, and physical environments
Promoting economic vitality and employment opportunities
Equitably sharing responsibility for community needs
Recognizing the strengths and benefits of diversity