Mission, Vision, Values


The City will deliver exceptional services that enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.


The City will create a community that we are proud to call home and others can’t wait to visit!


  • Respect – We will display a fair, caring, and responsive attitude towards each other, and we will approach our duties with enthusiasm.
  • Integrity – We will adhere to the highest standards of fiscal responsibility and ethical conduct in a manner that inspires public confidence and trust.
  • Pride – We will efficiently deliver quality services and governance that create a sense of community ownership.
  • Innovation – We will embrace new ideas and continually seek opportunities to maximize our potential.
  • Appreciation – We will be fully aware of and value our environment, heritage, diverse population, and quality of life.
  • Collaboration – We will encourage involvement that will encompass all segments of the community.
  • Planning – We will make decisions that are based on the good of the entire community and future generations.

Minnesota state law (Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005) requires that "a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees." For the City of Albert Lea, titles and salaries as of Jan. 1, 2019, are: City Manager, $138,375.12; Director of Public Works/City Engineer $110,780.80; and Director of Public Safety $103,646.40. Date of publication: January 23, 2019.