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Vision, mission and goals for DNRP

Vision, mission and goals for DNRP


Sustainable and livable communities and a clean and healthy natural environment that support a prosperous and resilient economy.


Provide regional parks and trails, protect the region’s water, air, land, natural habitats and historic properties, and reduce, safely dispose of and create resources from wastewater and solid waste.


  1. Environment: Minimize waste and emissions, maximize resource re-use and recovery, foster environmental stewardship, promote conservation, and protect and restore habitats, ecological functions and aquatic conditions.
  2. People and Communities: Protect and improve human health and safety, foster community-building and healthy living, and preserve and enhance historic properties.
  3. Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Vitality: Support King County's prosperity and ensure ratepayer value through effective, efficient and equitable programs.
  4. Quality Workforce: Develop and empower our most valuable asset — our employees; build internal capacity for excellence, equity and fairness in service delivery.