In 2001, the City of Richland began a journey toward becoming a values–based organization, with less reliance on policies and “rules.” To further this effort, municipal staff and City Council have embraced the values of teamwork, integrity and excellence.
Richland is a progressive, safe and family-friendly community that welcomes diversity. It is noted for excellence in technology, medicine, education, recreation, tourism, and citizen participation. This dynamic city, situated on two rivers, actively supports opportunities for economic development that are in harmony with the area’s unique natural resources.
The City of Richland is responsible for furnishing cost-effective services and well maintained facilities, safeguarding the public and property, enhancing the community’s favorable quality of life, protecting Richland’s natural environment, and sustaining a healthy, growing economy.