The Town of Elsmere’s mission is to serve the best interests of the community by controlling its own destiny as a distinct, sustainable municipality and:
- Providing for its safety and well-being;
- Respecting and preserving its special, small-town character and quality of life;
- Providing superior public services to its residents;
- Sustaining the public trust through open and responsive government; and
- Maintaining the stewardship and preservation of its financial and natural resources.