What is a community to do to plan for its aging residents? Planning for increased numbers of older adults requires the wisdom to ask older adults themselves about their circumstances and needs.
Understanding the needs and opinions of local business is essential to effective budgeting, policymaking and planning for the future. Ensure that you get accurate answers by asking the right questions.
The nation's preferred citizen survey, The NCS™ stands as the gold standard in community assessments. Survey results provide a broad, accurate sum of community quality and resident viewpoints on local government services, policies and community livability.
Gain insight into your employees’ needs, perspectives and potential to remain with your organization and discover ways to “win the war for talent” with The NES.

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Public Opinion Ratings of Health and Emergency Services on EMS Week

-By Erin Dixon– Emergency response and readiness has a lot to do with the overall health and wellness of a community. Every day, Emergency Medical Service professionals are on standby to he...

#ELGL17 and 14 Ways to Make Local Government More Accessible

-By Angelica Wedell– “OPEN” is a four-letter-word, but one that local governments today need no longer avoid. Making the profession more accessible is a major talking point for ELGL (Engagin...

A Getting Well Card for Survey Research

– By Thomas I Miller – It’s been a hard run for survey research with the underestimate of Trump support in key Midwestern states and misses for Brexit. With these misses comes a growing ...