Vision Statement

"To be a place where everyone thrives."

Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

The City of Charlottesville is committed to implementing equitable practices and policies across all of its activities.

Strategic Outcome Areas

Climate Action

Charlottesville is a leader in improving the environment through implementation of its Climate Action Plan.


Charlottesville defines access to livable housing as a human right and works to ensure housing choices and mobility are provided for all who seek it through implementation of the Affordable Housing Plan.

Public Safety

Charlottesville provides comprehensive, trusted public safety services and treats everyone with respect and dignity.


Charlottesville supports a broad and well-integrated set of educational opportunities that includes Charlottesville City Schools (CCS), other youth serving organizations, career technical education (CTE) providers, and Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC).

Economic Prosperity

Charlottesville develops strategies and economic development opportunities that drive economic prosperity for all.

Organizational Excellence

Charlottesville's well-trained and dedicated staff deliver excellent services to the community.

Recreation, Arts, Culture

Charlottesville provides, encourages, and supports a wide range of recreation, green space, arts, and cultural programs and opportunities.


Charlottesville  provides a regional transportation system that increases mobility options and is reliable and affordable for all.


Charlottesville creates avenues for meaningful collaborations with partners and key stakeholders, such as the County, UVA, and nonprofits, to magnify positive community outcomes.