New Residents

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.
Landscape view of the City of Chaska
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 projects.

In addition 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 Values include:
  • Citizenship
  • Environmentalism
  • Generosity
  • Human Worth and Dignity
  • Integrity
  • Learning
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
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.