DCM's Mission, Vision and Values
The Division of Coastal Management works to protect, conserve and manage North Carolina's coastal resources through an integrated program of planning, permitting, education and research.
DCM's vision for the North Carolina coast
A healthy, diverse and economically sound coastal environment for the enjoyment and benefit of citizens and visitors, achieved through a model program using partnerships, education and the best science to shape publicly supported policies and decisions.
DCM's core values
Work Ethic – Provide the highest level of service to our customers, partners and co-workers with pride, integrity and respect.
Education – Use every opportunity to increase awareness, knowledge and understanding of coastal issues, ecology, and resources.
Excellence – Committed to the highest quality products and services through innovation, efficiency and continuous evaluation of program effectiveness.
Productive Partnerships – Using teams and other appropriate means, collaborate with federal, state and local governments, organizations, businesses and individuals to successfully achieve common goals.
Stewardship – Manage natural resources in an informed and intelligent manner that balances multiple uses with a long-term perspective on sustainability.
Catalyst for Innovation and Change – Stimulate new thinking, greater stakeholder involvement, supportive research and effective planning to achieve sustainability of coastal resources.
Strategic planning focus for next three to five years
Interim objectives & initiatives
DCM program-enhancement obligations to NOAA