General Government

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Mission Statement

As a forward-facing community that feels like family, the City of Perkins will provide high-quality services that enhance the lives and safety of our citizens and the vitality of our businesses by living our core values.

Core Values


We accept responsibility for our personal and organizational decisions and actions while delivering cost-effective and efficient services with the objective of doing our work right the first time.


We promote external partnerships with governmental, educational, business, nonprofit, neighborhood, and faith-based community partners to the benefit of our customers.

Continuous Improvement

We provide the highest quality service with the resources available by promoting innovation and flexibility to meet the changing needs in the community.

Customer Focus

We deliver the highest quality, cost-efficient, and most responsive services possible to our customers. We judge our success on one basis: The extent to which we are the location of choice in our region to live, visit, and conduct business.


We value ethical conduct, public trust, and commit ourselves to personal and professional excellence. We are committed to upholding our position of public trust and to conducting ourselves responsibly by maintaining the highest moral and ethical standards.


We work together to plan, develop recommendations, deliver services, and openly communicate with the public and each other by soliciting feedback and sharing information to achieve our goals.


We realize the perception of our organization is dependent upon the public’s confidence in our commitment to our core values and to meeting the goals set collectively by the Mayor and City Commission.

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Capital Improvement Plan

The Capital Improvement Plan outlines the City’s plan for achieving the goals, objectives, and service delivery levels desired by the Mayor and City Commission. The purpose of this plan is to forecast and match projected revenues and major capital needs over a five-year period. Capital planning is an important management tool that strengthens the linkage between community infrastructure needs and the financial capacity of the City.

The Capital Improvement Plan is updated annually to ensure that it addresses new and changing priorities within the City.

Click here to view or download the Capital Improvement Plan, approved by the City Commission on March 14, 2023.

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If you have any questions regarding this document, please email City Manager Bob Ernst or call at (405) 547-2445.

City of Perkins Personnel Manual

Click here to view or download the City of Perkins Personnel Manual (PDF), adopted by the City Commission on December 12, 2023.

City of Perkins Annual Budget

The Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024) City of Perkins operating budget (PDF) is prepared in accordance with the Oklahoma Municipal Budget Act, Title 11 O.S. 17-201 of the Oklahoma Statues.