Common name for the common good!
Mayor Jeff Johnson
It’s official, it’s been one year I have served as your Mayor. It has been so exciting to make positive changes to the City of Isanti, and continue sustainable growth. It has been my pleasure to meet, and hope to continue to meet, the great people of Isanti. The council and myself have worked collaboratively together as well as we encourage and appreciate one another’s discussions on what can be hard decisions for the City of Isanti. We plan to make the future of Isanti bright and financially sound for generations to come. It was our honor to release a 0% tax increase to the residents too.
New this year is Code Enforcement has been moved to the Isanti Police Department under a Community Service Officer position. If you see Jed out cruising around in a marked police car, say “hello” to the “Old Chap!” The City of Isanti is committed to keeping Isanti a great and friendly place to live where everyone enjoys their community. However, if Jed is in your neighborhood on a complaint, he will do his due diligence while he’s there to make sure we are all following City Codes.
Myself and the council had great discussions in the recent goal setting meeting. There are many new projects we are looking to bring into the City of Isanti and to its residents. The council and myself are very passionate about bringing the community together for gatherings, to a place for celebrations, and to enhance a place of community by adding amenities such as a splash pad and amphitheater to name just a couple.
We also think it’s a great idea to stay as transparent as we possibly can. We set a City Mission, Vision, and Core Value statements together this year. Just to share and make the community aware of those, they are as follows:
To provide a safe vibrant community and manage our resources to enhance the quality of life. We are dedicated to cost-effective governance, professional management and excellent public services.
To support and engage the community through leadership, professionalism and integrity to ensure Isanti continues to be a community for generations.
Leadership - To encourage innovation, creativity, and initiative.
Service - To be fair, friendly, helpful and customer service oriented.
Ethics and Integrity - To be truthful, accountable, responsible, professional, and with good moral standards.
Collaboration - To recognize that our people are our most valuable resource.
Community - To respect and promote our community and share opportunities to succeed.
Stewardship - To consider the long-term consequences of actions, protect our assets, and invest in the future.
We all look forward to working and speaking with the community as the City of Isanti moves forward and up in a positive direction that we have all waited so long for!
Issues that Matter
Committed to keeping taxes low
Renewed focus on quality of education
Continue to attract new jobs to the area
Improve our roads and infrastructure
Full and absolute transparency
Work to create safer communities
A fresh outlook on limited government