Valparaiso, IN Mission, Vision, and Values (2023)


Valpo Parks recently transitioned its agency leadership after 30+ years. As a result, there was a desire to revisit the existing mission statement for applicability to today’s realities. Additionally, the timing presented a great opportunity to create the department’s first vision statement along with core values.


Zec Eight Insights was hired to facilitate the organizational planning process. Two workshops were held with the leadership team:

  • Workshop #1. This workshop focused on mission statement refinement. The existing mission statement was used as a point of reference for how well it aligns with a series of probing questions. From there, two statements were developed and a department-wide staff survey was implemented.
  • Workshop #2. This workshop presented the updated mission statement for review and final edit and comment. Then, facilitated exercises led the core leadership team through vision and core value statement development.


The final updated statements were approved and ready for marketing/branding opportunities once the department’s agency leadership transition was implemented. This allowed Valpo Parks to usher in a renewed identity (that built upon the previous leadership’s legacy) with the introduction of the new director.

Kevin Nuppnau, Director
Valpo Parks
(219) 462-5144 x6307
3210 N Campbell Street
Valparaiso, IN 46385