In 2017, we announced Serving for Health as our new vision. In 2018, the department adopted shared values to support our vision, Serving for Health. Those values are accountability, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, and Professionalism. As a department, we feel strongly that these values must be adhered to in order for us to fully see our vision realized. To that end, we have restructured the employee performance plan to evaluate on a quarterly basis each employee’s effort in demonstrating these values in their service. In addition, over the coming year, we will be asking you, the public, to tell us how well we are adhering to our vision and values through public surveys and comment systems. We hope you will assist us in our effort to improve our service to you as well as improving the health of our community. We look forward to working with you over the coming year on this important work.