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EGLE unveils new mission, vision, and values statements

August 12, 2019

EGLE Director Clark pictured with department's new mission statement.

Director Liesl Clark unveiled the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy's (EGLE) new mission, vision, and values statements to department staff on Aug. 12.

The new mission, vision, and values were strongly shaped by more than 40 total hours of staff "listening sessions" Clark hosted in her first six months at EGLE. That total included 18 sessions held at the department's Lansing headquarters and visits to EGLE's 10 district offices across the state, its laboratory, and Filley Street facility in north Lansing.

The mission statement reflects the collective spirit shared by the staff that EGLE's "work is hard, but our mission is simple."

To protect Michigan's environment and public health by managing air, water, land, and energy resources.

"Our vision statement puts people at the center of what we do," Clark said. "It's about where we live, it's about how we treat each other, and it's about leaving a better Michigan for future generations."

A Michigan that respects people, treasures natural resources, and fosters thriving communities throughout our two peninsulas. 

The five values statements "describe the kind of organization we want to be in our daily actions big and small."

EGLE makes reasoned decisions. Within the bounds of state and federal laws and informed by science, EGLE delivers solutions that reflect our mission and equitably serve the interests of Michigan residents.

EGLE serves the public. EGLE is accountable and responsive to all Michigan residents. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of government ethics and vigilantly steward public funds.

EGLE communicates. EGLE proactively collaborates and engages the public to make informed decisions. We tell our story, so people understand what we do, why we do it, and how our work benefits their lives.

EGLE leads. EGLE takes a strategic approach that accounts for the impacts of today's actions on future generations.

EGLE invests in our team. Recognizing the knowledge and dedication of EGLE staff drive success, we provide a positive workplace with effective leadership and professional development opportunities.

The mission, vision and values statements were developed by Clark, EGLE's nine division directors, and leaders of the department's executive office team. They are part of the new EGLE strategic plan that the department will wrap up and release later this year.


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