Strategic Plan Summary 2017-2020

SPAR Mission and Values

Updated September 25th, 2017

Mission Statement:

The mission of SPAR is to ensure Historic Springfield is a preferred place to live and do business by leading programs that drive the preservation, revitalization, and balanced growth of our community.


  • Inclusive – We embrace diversity and inclusion in our organization, neighborhood, residents, and businesses and believe our differences make us stronger.
  • Integrity – We hold ourselves to the highest standards of honesty and ethical behavior and make decisions that are in the best interests of the neighborhood as a whole.
  • Visionary – We are driven today by the potential of what we can become tomorrow.
  • Engaged – We recognize the importance of being actively involved with issues and programs that impact our community.
  • Collaborative – We realize that better results are achieved when our communities work together.
  • Resilient – We respond effectively, with flexibility and strength, to inevitable changes in local and global conditions.
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