Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The employees of the City of Chesapeake are committed to providing quality service to all Citizens equitably, in a responsive and caring manner.

Core Values


The capability to explain and be answerable for decisions and actions taken by self and/or subordinates.


Being capable of making rational decisions on one's own, therefore, being answerable for one's behavior.


Embracing difference, variety or multiformity of the workforce.


Making decisions that are firm and beyond doubt; leading to conclusiveness.


Directing the performance of others in the organization and showing the way.

Code of Ethics

We, the employees of the City of Chesapeake are committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct that reflect:


  • Provide quality services.
  • Deliver results that make a positive difference.
  • Accountable for the decisions we make.
  • Fulfill personal commitments to others.


  • Be open and truthful with ourselves.
  • Be open and truthful in our relationships with our co-workers and customers.
  • Exercise care to not misrepresent the City.


  • Regard for the environment, policies, rules, diversity and citizens.
  • Consider all points of view when resolving conflict.
  • Treat everyone with courtesy and dignity.


  • Make decisions that consider all sides of an issue.
  • Respect and follow the City's rules and regulations.
  • Conduct ourselves in a manner that reflects well upon the City.
  • Treat all citizens equitably.
  • Provide equitable access to the resources of the City.


  • Internalize and promote the "Chesapeake, Virginia: The City That Cares" campaign.
  • Understand and be sensitive to the needs of others.


  • Hold as confidential all information accepted in trust.
  • Exhibit conduct that inspires public confidence.
  • Seek no favor or personal gain.
  • Avoid conflicts of interest.
  • Avoid improper influence.
  • Make decisions/take actions in the best interest of the community.


  • Embrace and support the mission of the City through daily behavior.
  • Serve as an ambassador of the City.
  • Assure that leadership has sufficient information to make informed and ethical decisions.
  • Fully support decisions of leadership once made.