Mission The City of Anderson exists to provide for the safety and general well-being of its citizens and visitors. It strives to create, enhance, and maintain a positive quality of life and a healthy environment in which to live, work and play. The City seeks to create an environment, which fosters economic development and economic opportunity. The City assumes a leadership role in determining the future of the community and serves as as a forum for identifying and addressing the needs of the community. The City actively forms partnerships with other governments, the private sector, community groups and organizations in order to address these needs. Further, the City seeks to be a growing community and also works to enrich the existing community. The City continually strives to provide, through its employees, the highest quality of services in an efficient and effective manner.