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Core Values

The  Town of Spencer's four core values — honesty, integrity, stewardship and respect — existed long before they were ever written on paper. Our core values were not selected as ways to change our organization. Discovery of the core values was made through a series of exercises to identify what the priorities currently are for the organization. The core values attest to what we believe in.


  • Being truthful, ethical and principled
  • Being authentic
  • Taking a stand on important principles
  • Disclosing the entire truth


  • Firm adherence to a standard of values
  • Saying what we mean and constantly doing what we say
  • Honor
  • Trustworthiness and incorruptibility


  • Protection and care for community resources for positive purposes
  • Accountability for the current and future use of community resources
  • Responsibility without possessiveness
  • Placing the needs of the whole before one's own ends


  • Treating people with dignity and an attitude of caring and understanding
  • Showing genuine consideration for others
  • Valuing each individual as an individual