Standards of Excellence for Customer Service

Standards of Excellence for Customer Service

The City of Stillwater is responsible for providing responsive, high-quality and efficient municipal services to enhance the quality of life.

As City employees, we are committed to excellent service. Have you seen great customer service? Email us!


Connected

We see an unbroken line connecting the City's mission to our everyday responsibilities and to our desire to deliver high-quality services.

We Are Committed 

  • We are committed to supporting the City's mission and our duty to provide high-quality programs and services.

We Are Knowledgeable

  • We strive to keep up to date in our area of expertise.

We Are Willing

  • We are eager to grow, learn and help while maintaining an upbeat attitude.


Performance-Driven

We are productive, resourceful and adept at addressing issues, problems and citizen concerns.

We Are Flexible 

  • We demonstrate a willingness to embrace different possibilities, opportunities, thoughts, views, suggestions and experiences to find common ground.

We Take Initiative

  • We choose to be proactive and resourceful, beyond our typical responsibilities, to help others.

We Are Innovative

  • We are not afraid to try new things. We anticipate change and look for forward-thinking solutions that move our organization to the next level.

We Value Teamwork

  • We coordinate our efforts in the interest of a common cause.

Proud

We take pride in serving our community by doing high-quality, rewarding work.

We Are Professional 

  • We exhibit good judgment, polite behavior and present ourselves in a mature, respectable manner. We take? pride in our appearance and words.

We Demonstrate Stewardship

  • We maximize the resources entrusted to us through fiscal responsibility and thoughtful management.

We Provide Quality

  • We are committed to excellence in everything we do.

Respectful

We treat others as we expect to be treated—with respect and dignity.

We Are Approachable 

  • We make others feel welcome, so they can ask for assistance.

We Build Rapport

  • We find value in connections with others.

We Practice Empathy

  • We try to understand or relate to the thoughts, emotions and experiences of others.

We Show Courtesy

  • We are friendly, courteous and well mannered. We show concern for others.


Responsive

We anticipate the needs of others and follow through in a prompt, positive and professional manner.

We Listen 

  • We actively listen to understand everyone’s need and points of view.

We Are Informative 

  • We provide helpful, relevant information and—when warranted — seek out additional information that may be beneficial.

We Give Support

  • We provide resources, time and encouragement to help others meet their needs.

We Are Timely

  • We respond in a time frame appropriate to the situation.


Trustworthy

We trust one another and work to earn the trust of our community.

We Are Accountable 

  • We take full responsibility for our actions and decisions.

We Are Honest

  • We are truthful, regardless of the outcome.

We Are Reliable

  • We do what we say we will do.

We Have Integrity

  • We do what is right, even when no one is watching.

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