The broad long-term purpose of the Napier City Council as the City's Territorial Government is described by its Mission Statement.
To provide the facilities and services and the environment, leadership, encouragement and economic opportunity TO MAKE NAPIER THE BEST CITY IN NEW ZEALAND in which to live, work, raise a family, and enjoy a safe and satisfying life.
The Council will establish strategic and operational plans, set goals and objectives, and measure performance, consistent with the Mission Statement and Citizens' Charter.
In doing so, the Council will be guided by a set of consistent and dependable role statements, principles and values, which act as guidelines and standards for its decisions and service delivery.
The Governance structures and processes of Council are set out in the Local Governance Statement.