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Our Mission

Mission, Principles & Practices

Our Mission

The Orange Community Education & Recreation Department strives to to provide relevant educational discovery and recreational opportunities to residents of all ages, abilities and interests; We will facilitate and support communications and sharing between community and school organizations through resource sharing and coordination; We will develop and maintain the most efficient and cost effective methods of delivering programs and services to the community and provide information to residents regarding operation systems including usage statistics and levy information; We will create opportunities for residents to participate and be involved in the decision-making process to generate solutions for community problems and satisfy community needs and to identify and make maximum use of existing community and school facilities, resources and people.

Quality Principles & Practices
Orange Community Education & Recreation will:

1. Foster community involvement and collaborative decision-making with all department stakeholders.
2. Recognize all community members as lifelong learners and nurture this lifetime relationship.
3. Support community and staff stewardship of department and community resources.
4. Encourage evaluation, feedback and continuous improvement for optimum program success.
5. Challenge staff and volunteers to be innovative, proactive and flexible leaders and role models.
6. Create a positive and supportive environment through dignity and respect for one another.
7. Support change through on-going education and communication.
Strategic Planning
Periodically, Orange Community Education & Recreation engages in a community-wide planning project to gain feedback and an understanding of the community's recreational and educational discovery needs. The most recent project was completed in 2014, where hundreds of program ideas, initiatives, activities and services for all residents of the greater Orange district were generated.
 
The Orange Community Education and Recreation staff has been hard at work developing and implementing these ideas and programs to continue to address the needs and desires of our residents.

Below you will find a copy of the Community Strategic Planning Session Report which reviews the process used and outlines the many outcomes and ideas generated. The report also addresses the next steps we will take to continue our commitment to serving the needs of the greater Orange communities through offerings of year-round, comprehensive programs, activities and services. Your input is always valuable and we look forward to continuing the dialog with you. Please feel free to reach out to Orange Community Education & Recreation with your feedback and ideas as we strive to better serve all our residents.
 
 
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