White Bear Lake Scene

White Bear Lake is located approximately 20 miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport with a population of about 25,000. While in close proximity to the Twin Cities, White Bear Lake maintains its own distinct, small-town character.

The City's rich history, its strong spirit of volunteerism and progressive approach to opportunities and challenges make it a great place to live and work.


White Bear Lake will be responsive to the physical, safety and environmental requirements of its citizens through innovative leadership, planning and civic management. The Mayor, City Council and City employees will ensure the availability of a broad range of cost effective services, emphasizing a personalized approach that accommodates the special needs of individuals and neighborhoods and prudently utilized available public and private resources.


The City of White Bear Lake exists to fulfill basic social, physical and political needs for the benefits of its citizens. In accomplishing these needs, the City will:

•Be honest and open in its dealings with all residents
•Seek fair and impartial solutions to issues it is presented with
•Not attempt to be all things to all people, but to safeguard the overall welfare of the community
•Recognize that all individuals living and working in the community are essential resources for achieving the City's mission and goals
•Participate in and promote the exchange of ideas through open communication; take risks to achieve long-term benefit
•Be accountable and effective stewards of the public trust and resources
•Commit to excellence in all services provided to our community
•Treat the environment responsibly, and
•Maintain a skilled and competent work force and foster employee pride and integrity.