Creating a Culture of Success

Vision Statement

The City of Yakima’s HR Team is committed to creating a culture of success while balancing
organizational goals with the well-being of our workforce.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to serve as a Center of Excellence by providing proactive guidance in policy
development, implementation, and education. It is our goal to be strong stewards of both
innovation and the public trust through the recruitment and retention of well-qualified
employees committed to providing outstanding customer service and ensuring public safety.
We strive to enhance employee well-being through a holistic approach by anticipating and
responding to a wide variety of employee and organizational needs. We create a culture of
success through fair and consistent employee relations, career development, cost effective
benefit management, progressive wellness programs, and the promotion of workplace safety.