Our Vision, Mission, and Values
We serve the public interest by fostering a strong economy and promoting financial stability for our region and nation.
The fundamental mission of the Federal Reserve System is to foster the stability, integrity, and efficiency of the nation's monetary, financial and payment systems to promote optimal economic performance.
To this end, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago participates in the formulation and implementation of national monetary policy; supervises and regulates state member banks, bank holding companies and foreign bank branches; and provides financial services to depository institutions and the U.S. government.
We are honest, fair, courageous, and independent in order to maintain strong public confidence in our Bank and in the Federal Reserve System.
We value diverse talents and perspectives and empower one another to advance our mission.
We are accountable for our individual and collective actions and honor our commitments to the public and one another.
We strive to achieve the highest level of performance in pursuit of our mission.