The City of Chaska's mission is to be the "best small town in Minnesota." Chaska, founded in 1852, has been a small town throughout its history. As the community grows, the City Council recognizes Chaska's strategic advantage by preserving its small town atmosphere.
The 2000 Community Survey indicated the majority of new
residents choose Chaska for its small town, friendly atmosphere. The
city prioritizes projects that promote community gathering and enhance
the sense of identity and pride.
To achieve its mission, the city established five core strategies:
Commitment to excellence
Enhance Chaska's high quality of life
Maintain a sense of community and small town values
Plan orderly community development
Quality, basic municipal services are provided
These strategies are intended to guide all key decisions made by the
City Council and are to be incorporated into all city actions and
to being guided by these key strategies, the City of Chaska is also
guided by a set of core community values. Chaska's adopted Community
Human Worth and Dignity
These values create the foundation for what we have decided is
important to us as a community, and form the basis for all decisions
that are made by the City Council for our community.