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Another year of great challenge has come and gone. As we reflect on this past year in the 2012 State of the Village, our community and organization has experienced challenge, excitement, innovation, and success.

The Village continues to be guided by five strategic initiatives, Fiscal Integrity, Civic Commitment, Service Excellence, Citizen Engagement, and Sustainability. The Village has taken the most idealistic
thoughts and shaped them into reality.  2012 marked a year of great success.  Even with the many accomplishments, we all have come to realize that the status quo no longer works.  Commitment to our core values helps maintain a balance between service and responsiveness to our community and to the fiscal challenges that are present and lie ahead.

As we end 2012, having reaffirmed our strong fiscal integrity, with our highest achievable bond rating (Aa2) for a community of our size, and having upheld our vision and mission in our daily activities, we can now look forward to 2013 with a renewed sense of focus, determination, and enthusiasm. Throughout the State of Village, you will find highlights from the past year, performance measurement data, community survey results and trending information.

As one of twelve (12) ICMA Center for Performance Measurement recognized communities, we use this information to implement the long-term values that promote stability in our community. With that, I am pleased to present the 2012 State of the Village. We hope you find it both practical and useful.
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