Mission / Vision / Value Statements

Throughout its 90-plus years of service, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has endeavored to improve the quality of life for all of the citizens of the bicounty area it serves and the communities in which these citizens live, work, and raise their families. This mission is embodied in three major program areas. These major program areas respond to the vision of our founders and are incorporated into our charter. The mission of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is to:

  • Manage physical growth and plan communities
  • Protect and steward natural, cultural, and historic resources
  • Provide leisure and recreational experiences

Vision Statement

Thriving communities—now and into the future.

Mission Statement

To promote economic vitality, environmental sustainability, design excellence, and quality development that promotes healthy lifestyles in Prince George’s County neighborhoods.


Value Our Employees

Our greatest asset is our highly qualified, diverse, and committed staff. We value their contributions, innovations, and service to the community. We foster a culture of integrity, communication, empowerment, innovation, fairness, and professional development.

Strive for Excellence

We strive for excellence in all we do. We continuously work to improve our performance, products, and services. We create a progressive environment where excellence flourishes.

Service to Community

We engage the multicultural communities we serve and represent their interests. We meet community and customer needs. We respect all customers and respond to their needs with integrity, honesty, and dependability.

Rely on Facts

We rely on facts. We make informed decisions based on a shared understanding of the facts, context, and research. We use facts to guide our direction and strategies.

Collaborate for Success

We collaborate for success with all stakeholders. We effectively communicate using partnerships, teamwork, and strategic thinking. We collaborate with decision-makers, residents, citizens, and other agencies to accomplish our mission.

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