REGIONAL LEADERSHIP acknowledges that Mesa’s and the region’s
well being are intertwined. We recognize Mesa’s
responsibility to be a leader of and an active participant in
working with regional partners to find innovative and
sustainable solutions to regional challenges.
Mayor and Council Vision Statements for Regional Leadership:
Governance: Mesa is the model for collaborative governance
among its Mayor and Council, has all members actively engaged in
regional, state and national organizations, and is setting the
trend for other Arizona cities to follow.
- Leadership and
Teamwork: Mesa's Mayor and Council, Staff and Citizens,
particularly the business community work together to improve the
entire region, with recognition that a regional success begets a
local success. Mesa leads the notion of cooperative employment
and sales tax base, which results in regional cooperation on the
service delivery in a variety of areas including public safety,
economic development, and transportation.
- Global and
International Focus: Mesa has expanded our view of what it
means to be "regional." We actively engage the global community
to encourage international trade and commerce, and bring new
businesses to Mesa. Gateway Airport and its foreign trade zone
is viewed and used to our advantage. The Greater Phoenix
Economic Council understands Mesa’s important role in the
regional and state market, and as such, helps us accomplish our
economic development initiatives.
through Innovation: As the third largest city in the
state, Mesa is the innovator on how to do business, how to
deliver City services, how to deliver public safety, and how to
attract overseas companies. This is done by a strong
elected leadership and allowing the experts that work inside the
city to innovate, expand and explore. This will cement our
future as the place to live, do business, have access to
outstanding higher education and definitely to play/recreate.
Leadership: Mesa is a major player in the east valley who
exercises our leadership through buying power and influence on
regionally delivered services. We choose our battles
strategically in order to seek important change that is good for
the State, Region and Mesa.
- Recognized as
a Regional, National Leader: Mesa is recognized as a
leader in the region, nationally and internationally.
Councilmembers and the Mayor serve on a myriad of policy
boards. People know that Mesa leads the way politically,
economically, and culturally. Politically, we have a Council
that works together to solve problems. Economically, we draw
businesses with high-paying jobs to Mesa. Culturally, we have
the largest arts center in the southwest and museums that enrich
- Catalyst for
Positive Change and Direction: Mesa is recognized
throughout the Valley and the State as a leader in efforts to
build a more prosperous and successful region. We have
accomplished that by being innovative and engaged. We are
leading by example, trying new things and creating sustainable
solutions. Our Mayor and all Councilmembers are active in
regional, state and national organizations. Mesa is known
as a catalyst for positive change. Through these efforts,
Mesa itself prospers at a level far beyond what it would be if
we were hindered with parochial views and leadership.