Mission, Vision, Values


To enhance community safety and support the region’s vitality, MCDD reduces flood risk by maintaining our levee system, managing drainage, and responding to emergencies.


We exemplify exceptional governance through efficiency, accountability, fostering innovation, and by engaging our community. To accomplish this, we make timely, risk-based, data-informed decisions and empower our diverse and agile team to live our mission and demonstrate our values.  Our investments and preparedness supports the region’s economic, environmental, recreational, and community needs. Our region recognizes the value of the levees, drainage systems, and our expertise by advocating for our work. Our region counts on us to perform.


To live our mission and fulfill our vision, we:

  • Are proud of the service we deliver
  • Are safe, inclusive, and unified
  • Consider our impact on the environment
  • Invite new ideas and scrutiny of our work
  • Exercise financial stewardship
  • Embrace collaboration and conflict
  • Encourage individual growth and share team success