Welcome to the City of New Brighton: the city that works for you! New Brighton is a community of 23,454 people. It is ideally located equidistant from the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul, a 30-minute ride from the Twin Cities International Airport.


To be the Preferred Place to Live, Work, and Play.


  • Respect for Residents, Businesses, and Visitors
  • Effective Communication with Residents of New Brighton
  • Promote a Healthy Business Climate
  • Understand Our Past as We Invest in the Future
  • Recognize the Importance of Working with Neighboring Communities
  • Provide for the Safety and Security of the Community
  • Accountability and Integrity in Service Delivery


By working in partnership with our citizens, we are committed to guaranteeing that their investment in New Brighton will be protected and will be returned to them in financial and social dividends.


Assuring Clean Well-Kept Living Environment

  • Appreciating property values full range of well-maintained housing options
  • Utilities that meet all applicable public health standards
  • Aesthetically pleasing surroundings
  • Respect for the natural environment
  • Attractive and well-maintained streets and boulevards

Fostering Safe Cohesive Neighborhoods

  • Low crime rate and a sense of personal safety
  • High levels of participation in community events, organizations, and neighborhoods
  • Respect for the diversity among residents
  • Pride in our schools and our community
  • Positive activities to engage all of our citizens

Being Leaders in Developing a Vital and Compatible Business Community

  • Attractive commercial districts with low vacancy rates
  • Expanding tax base
  • Strong employment base
  • Properties at their highest and best use
  • A desirable mix of businesses

City Government Providing Quality Services Proactive Philosophy with a Long Term Focus

  • Responsive to and respectful of citizens needs
  • Effective use of new technologies
  • Open accessible governance
  • Ongoing review of service delivery strategies