Core Values

All legislative powers of Prince George's County, Maryland, are vested in the Prince George's County Council. In addition, the County Council sits as the District Council on zoning matters and land use policy, and as the Board of Health to govern and guide health policy.​

The Prince George’s County Council is committed to developing partnerships and encouraging public participation and engagement with our citizens, community leaders and elected officials. The Council will exercise its oversight and legislative roles to improve services and programs for residents. The Council will manage County resources in an efficient and effective manner. 

2016 Core Values

1.   RESPECT

  • For one another
  • For the Community
  • For An Inclusive Process
  • For the Position/Council Body

2.   INTEGRITY

  • Honesty to one another and Community
  • Openness
  • Responsiveness/Communication
  • Accountability
  • Trust

3.   PROFESSIONALISM

  • Patience
  • Diligence
  • Responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Compromise    

2016 Guiding Principles

1.   RESPECT

In our continuing commitment to inclusive Council processes, the Council will respect the values and contributions of one another, the legislative body and the residents and communities we are privileged to serve.  The Council will seek to maximize citizen involvement.

2.   INTEGRITY

All Council business will be conducted with integrity.  The Council steadfastly upholds the values of honesty, fiscal responsibility, accountability, openness, trust and responsiveness in its commitment to serve Prince George's County and all of its residents.

3.   PROFESSIONALISM

Recognizing our dedication to service, the Council will demonstrate professionalism in all we do, and conduct our business with excellence, discipline, knowledge and accountability.  We commit to serving the people of Prince George's County together in a spirit of patience, diligence and compromise. ​