February 2017 – Findings within the 2016 Citizen Survey likely will play into Johnson City’s projected $245 million, five-year spending plan.
February 2017 – The city of McKinney is conducting a resident survey to gauge citizen satisfaction in McKinney. Residents are encouraged to complete the online survey by Feb. 22.
January 2017 – Make your voice heard – participate in the National Citizen Survey.
January 2017 – El Cerritans responded similarly to other cities nationwide in seven out of eight categories in the 2016 National Citizens Survey Community Living Report, presented Feb. 7 to the City Council.
January 2017 – The Westminster City Council has been talking trash for almost a year now, but it isn’t the sport’s version of talking trash. They are literally talking trash hauling, recycling and related topics.
January 2017 – Of residents responding to a survey, 72 percent rated the quality of life in Coon Rapids excellent or good, while 81 percent said the city and its neighborhoods were good places to live.
January 2017 – A random sample of 1,500 Avon residents will soon be receiving notifications that they have been selected to complete a citizen satisfaction survey for the town.
January 2017 – Lower Merion resident seem quite happy with their lives in the township, as a recent resident survey showed an overwhelming majority of residents think their town is a great place to live.
January 2017 – In just a few short years, Franklin has grown to be one of the most popular cities of its size in the country.
January 2017 – The City released pages of suggestions recorded in the annual National Citizen Survey last week.
January 2017 – The City of New Braunfels will launch a survey of its citizens during the first week of February.
January 2017 – The results of September’s National Citizen Survey are in and Franklin citizens are overwhelming pleased with their hometown.
January 2017 – Charles County Government, in partnership with the National Research Center, Inc., conducted the National Citizen Survey™ (NCS™) to obtain a baseline measurement for how Charles County Government is serving residents.
January 2017 – Franklin residents who responded to a voluntary survey on the quality of life gave the city higher ratings than residents surveyed in similar-sized communities, according to a summary of the results released this week.
January 2017 – City Council recently agreed to survey a sample of residents via the National Research Center’s The National Citizen Survey. Exactly when is yet to be determined.
January 2017 – Chardon City Council voted unanimously Jan. 12 to have some residents surveyed, but the contents of the proposed survey, when it will be distributed and how the results will be used are still topics of debate.
January 2017 – The City of Sioux Falls will conduct a citizen survey this month, asking 3,000 residents for their ideas and opinions about the City.
January 2017 – This year the staff used the National Citizen Survey to identify the citizens’ priorities and use their findings to develop strategic efforts that will help the town improve.
January 2017 – An online survey lets any Scottsdale resident rate their quality of life and provide anonymous feedback on city programs and services.
January 2017 – Anyone who’s spent time in Boulder likely doesn’t need to be convinced that residents of the city are happy to be here.
January 2017 – City Manager Pete Peterson headed an extremely long capital improvements plan workshop Thursday, which began with an overview of Johnson City’s 2016 Citizen Survey.
January 2017 – The Woodlands Township will spend an additional $6,000 to mail out more resident surveys to meet the targeted number of 1,500 responses.
December 2016 – Longmonters are increasingly worried about their cost of living but also willing to pay a little more to alleviate transportation and affordable housing issues, according to the results of the biennial city survey.
November 2016 – Some Scottsdale residents have been randomly selected to participate in a survey to measure their views on the community and city programs and services.
November 2016 – The City of Shawnee is asking residents to participate in The National Citizen Survey (NCS), which is being distributed randomly to many Shawnee homes.
November 2016 – The Cañon City Council during its regular meeting Monday approved a resolution adopting the 2017 budget. City Administrator Tony O’Rourke said the budget is balanced, prudent and responsive to expectations articulated in the recent citizen survey.
November 2016 – The City of DeLand is partnering with the National Research Center to administer a community-wide survey of DeLand residents to get their perspective on the quality of services offered by the city as well as their thoughts on the community as a whole.
November 2016 – Residents and business owners in Mankato and North Mankato will be able to express their level of satisfaction with city services via $50,000 in scientific surveys to be conducted early next year.
November 2016 – Charlotte County is asking residents to participate in The National Citizen Survey. The survey is designed to provide a baseline of how the city government is serving residents, to gauge perceptions of the county, and to make comparisons with peer counties.
November 2016 – Some Scottsdale residents have been randomly selected to participate in a survey to measure their views on the community and city programs and services.
November 2016 – Postcards for the first notification to households that have been selected to participate in the “Citizen Survey Kerrville” were mailed Nov. 3, as city officials sample the opinions of residents on a variety of topics.
November 2016 – About 30 people attended Thursday’s town hall meeting hosted by the city council to discuss the results from a recent citizen survey.
November 2016 – The City of Albert Lea conducted a survey of 500 residents in 2015. The survey asked respondents to answer 149 questions, all about life in Albert Lea. National Research Center, Inc. (NRC), the organization that conducted The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™), provided a breakdown of the results in a variety of formats, including by ward. The City scored the weakest in the fifth and sixth wards. 30% of those who responded believed the City had a positive image or reputation. 18% had confidence in city government.
November 2016 – The City of Aspen released results from its 2016 citizen survey last week. River health ranked at the top of the list of issues of concern for respondents.
November 2016 – Aspen residents feel safe, enjoy the quality of life and the city’s open space and trails, but they’re down on the Parking Department, and some believe too many dog owners are getting away with not picking up dog poop and ignoring the leash laws.
October 2016 – More than three fourths of citizens responding to a recent community survey feel Cañon City’s natural environment overall is positive, however, less than half have a positive impression of the city’s built environment, which includes infrastructure, signage, buildings and overall physical look.
October 2016 – Edmond residents continue to enjoy a high quality of life, according to 2016 results of Edmond’s Citizen Satisfaction Survey.
October 2016 – Avondale’s decision to use a new method for its annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey had us confused until we reached out to the city and asked what was up with that?
October 2016 – According to Kathy Paul, the quality of life in Eau Claire is only getting better.
October 2016 – Maricopa County officials are asking residents to participate in the inaugural Maricopa County citizens survey.
October 2016 – Eau Claire residents have an affinity for their hometown if results of a survey completed earlier this month are any indication.
October 2016 – Results recently released from the community scientific and online surveys will serve as Cañon City Council’s roadmap in planning the next few years of the city’s future.
October 2016 – A sample of 3,000 Franklin homes will be asked to take a special survey.
October 2016 – The city of Franklin is asking its citizens to partake in a survey aimed to provide a baseline of how the government is serving its resident.
October 2016 – The City of Franklin is requesting residents to fill out a survey it hopes will show city government how residents view the city’s service and how that perception ranks with peer cities.
October 2016 – The village has partnered with the National Research Center to mail a citizen survey to 3,000 residences selected at random.
September 2016 – Johnson City asks for your participation in Citizen Survey
September 2016 – Charles County Government is partnering with National Research Center, Inc. to conduct the National Citizen Survey™ (NCS™).
September 2016 – Several Shawnee citizens will receive a survey in the mail soon from the National Research Center in an attempt to gather information for city leaders regarding what is most important to those they serve.
September 2016 – The City of Edmonds is hosting an open house next week to share results of a recently-conducted citywide survey on livability, in which nearly all of those responding rated the city’s quality of life as excellent or good.
September 2016 – Milton residents give their community high marks on governance and the quality of life, and practical matters like shopping and jobs score well, but they have mixed responses on such matter as transportation.
September 2016 – A recent survey in Bettendorf has revealed its residents view the city and its services in a favorable light.
September 2016 – Residents eager to offer their perspective on the city of Lake Forest will get their chance this fall.
September 2016 – Local residents looking to influence development in Eau Claire now have a vehicle with which to do just that.
September 2016 – Friday is the last day to offer citizen input that is being solicited by the Cañon City Council and the City of Cañon City.
September 2016 – Results from the local government’s new community engagement initiative indicate that citizens are generally satisfied with the county’s strategic direction, officials said during a news conference last week.
September 2016 – Residents of Edmond not randomly selected to participate in this year’s city survey can still have their opinions heard.
August 2016 – The results of a survey on Edmonds’ livability are in, and they confirm what many of us have known intuitively: Residents love living here, even if a growing number of them can’t afford to live or find work in city limits.
August 2016 – Our “award-winning” members have spoken on the best companies working in the local government arena. The inaugural ELGL Choice Award recipients have been selected using two criteria: the number of nominations received by each company (75%) and an evaluation from the ELGL management team (25%).
August 2016 – The online citizen survey is now on the Cañon City website.
August 2016 – Charles County Government is partnering with National Research Center, Inc. to conduct the National Citizen Survey™ (NCS™).
August 2016 – The Paducah Board of Commissioners along with the city manager and city directors participated in the Next Steps Workshop led by the National Research Center. NRC Vice President Michelle Kobayashi facilitated the strategic planning session.
August 2016 – The City of Bainbridge Island is the winner of the 2015 Voice of the People Award for Excellence in Natural Environment, the National Research Center, Inc. in Boulder, Colorado recently announced.
August 2016 – In Littleton, every decision made by city staff members is well thought out and based on feedback from the community.
August 2016 – There are 3,500 homes in Edmond that are currently receiving surveys in the mail asking about satisfaction with the services provided by the City of Edmond.
August 2016 – Key planning through such tools as the Greer Community Master Plan and monitoring progress through the National Citizen Survey have proven to be effective as the City of Greer works to improve not only infrastructure but also the quality of life for residents.
August 2016 – The City of Sioux Falls has received the ‘Voice of the People Award for Excellence in Economy’ from the National Research Center.
August 2016 – Council members will receive a final tracking report on the 2014-16 GIOs as well as information on how the city has scored on the National Citizen Survey, which is used to help formulate and evaluate the GIOs, cumulatively from 2008 to 2016.
August 2016 – In May of this year, O’Fallon conducted the National Citizen Survey through the National Research Center.
August 2016 – The Cannon Beach City Council has adopted the city’s first strategic plan, though some residents called for the council to wait another month to allow for more community input.
August 2016 – With that said, Tony is on staff and we are conducting a community survey to reaffirm what our community wants from their city government.
August 2016 – According to National Citizen’s Survey (NCS), 95 percent of O’Fallon residents believe O’Fallon is a good place to live, and 96 percent believe it is a good place to raise children.
July 2016 – The Paducah Board of Commissioners along with city directors will participate in a Next Steps Workshop led by the National Research Center.
July 2016 – Because each city’s survey is developed using a standard template, and many cities can be surveyed at one time, The National Citizen Survey™ is a very efficient way to measure citizen opinion.
July 2016 – Miriam Dickler, Director of Communications for City of Charlottesville, discusses with Les Sinclair The National Citizens Survey and what City of Charlottesville residents need to know to participate.
July 2016 – Charlottesville is one of many jurisdictions across the United States that are participating in The National Citizen Survey this year.
July 2016 – People here will get the chance to rate their city in a number of categories, including its parks and police, the friendliness of the community, whether they’ve experienced discrimination and if they’d consider paying for more parks or police services.
July 2016 – Edmonds residents have the opportunity to let city leaders know how they feel about their government services and the overall state of their city by voicing their opinions through an anonymous online survey.
July 2016 – Do you have an idea you think could improve the Magic City? The City of Billings wants to hear from you! The City of Billings is asking all residents to participate in the National Citizen Survey (NCS).
July 2016 – The overall quality of life for people in St. Louis County is good and improving. That’s just one of the things residents told us through their answers to a citizens survey conducted earlier this year.
July 2016 – The city of Billings wants residents to participate in the National Citizen Survey.
June 2016 – The city of Bowling Green wants to hear from about 1,500 households about the quality of life here.
June 2016 – The 2016 Bi-Annual Citizen Survey, a low-cost citizen survey for local governments, will begin in early July.
June 2016 – To get public input on what the Cañon City Council could do to improve the community, the council has approved a contract for an independent company to help conduct a citizen survey.
June 2016 – The Council and Rothweiler have talked about priorities for the 2016-2017 budget at several meetings, including one a month ago where the Council approved midyear raises for some city workers and said they plan to make some changes as part of next year’s budget.
June 2016 – This summer, the Town of Estes Park will be seeking community input using the National Citizen Survey™.
Juen 2016 – A new survey shows where citizens believe Cedar Rapids is flourishing and where there’s room for improvement.
June 2016 – According to Tom Miller, president of the National Research Center, which also conducts employee surveys for state and local governments, employees are happiest when they feel their jobs fit their talents and that they’re making meaningful contributions.
June 2016 – Depending on whether you work for states and localities, the federal government or the private sector, your job satisfaction may differ.
June 2016 – During two full days of strategic planning sessions, Cannon Beach city councilors and staff considered major community issues, from parking to short-term rentals, before coming to a consensus on city priorities for the next five years.
May 2016 – The National Citizen Survey, which is run by the National Research Center and the International City/County Management Association, is being mailed to a random sample of about 1,200 Williamsburg residents over a six-week period in May and June.
May 2016 – Aurora Ward IV Councilman Charlie Richardson said the city faced challenges championing itself as the “Safest Large City” in Colorado. A year after seeing crime dip — and after several recent years that saw crime plummet in Aurora — crime in Aurora climbed in 2015.
May 2016 – Olmsted County residents have a positive view of the county as a place to live, work and raise a family, according to results from a recent National Research Center survey.
May 2016 – The Village of Orland Park launched its third National Citizens Survey earlier this year with questionnaires sent to a random sample of 1600 households throughout the village.
May 2016 – Greer is a safe community with a high quality of life and excellent emergency services, according to results from the city’s latest National Citizen Survey, but public transportation and availability of walking and bicycling trails are lacking.
May 2016 – Yellow postcards with black lettering arrived at the homes of Trinidaddians last week, announcing the City of Trinidad’s 2016 Citizen Survey.
May 2016 – The survey is designed to provide a baseline of how your city government is serving you, to gauge perceptions of the City of Milton, and to make comparisons with peer cities.
May 2016 – Residents of Savage who did not receive a mailed version of the community survey last month can now share their thoughts about the city online.
May 2016 – The city of Milton is asking residents to participate in the National Citizen Survey.
May 2016 – The Longmont City Council on Tuesday discussed extra items for the citizen survey, which the city sends out every two years.
April 2016 – The city of Paducah wants to know how it best serves you and where it can improve.
April 2016 – Along with input from the City Council and staff, the survey will play a major role in informing the city’s strategic plan.
April 2016 – Residents were surveyed using the National Citizen Survey, developed in conjunction with the National Research Center and the International City and County Managers’ Association.
April 2016 – Texarkana, Texas, wants to know what its citizens think the city is doing well and what can use some improvement, and it will be seeking this information through a citizen survey.
April 2016 – The city of Savage’s bi-annual community survey is scheduled to hit residents’ mailboxes next month, and residents are also encouraged to take the survey online when the response period opens.
April 2016 – As land lines keep losing favor, citizen survey methods change.
April 2016 – Some Paducah residents will soon have an opportunity to voice their opinions through a survey the city is sending out in the mail.
April 2016 – The City of Paducah has contracted again to use the National Citizen Survey through the National Research Center, Inc. to gather feedback from citizens about city services, civic participation, characteristics of Paducah, and various community topics.
March 2016 – The commission will discuss the results of the National Citizen Survey; the ongoing update of the city’s Comprehensive Plan; and the Department of Planning and Community Environment work plan.
March 2016 – The great majority of Skokie residents gives their hometown high marks for neighborhoods, available programs and services, and other aspects of life in the village, according to an independent national survey.
March 2016 – St. Augustine’s first National Citizen Survey could drive changes in the city’s focus, financially and otherwise.
March 2016 – For the past ten years the City of Pasco has been conducting the “National Citizen Survey” every other year in order to help the City Council develop goals for the next two years.
March 2016 – Tuesday’s work session saw city council members discuss the usefulness of the results from a recent survey of city residents which saw a response rate of just under 25 percent.
March 2016 – The village of Vernon Hills says it will be conducting its first comprehensive quality of life survey.
March 2016 – Randomly selected residents will have the chance later this spring to offer anonymous thoughts on the city in a survey.
March 2016 – On Monday evening, Mayor Troxell and I hosted the annual State of the City event.
March 2016 – As land lines keep losing favor, citizen survey methods change.
March 2016 – I was pleased to see both Spense Havlick’s comments addressing the aging of Boulder County’s population, and the recent article and senior resource guide published in the Daily Camera.
March 2016 – Every two years the City of Westminster conducts its citizen survey.
February 2016 – The City of Bozeman, MT residents participate in The National Citizen Survey in regards to increasing local sales tax and what it means for tourism and residential life.
January 2016 – Here’s a news flash for you: Life in Fort Collins continues to be good.
January 2016 – The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government reached out to the National Research Center to purchase a customized survey, known as the National Citizen Survey (NCS), a feedback-oriented survey that will be sent this month to 1,800 randomly-selected citizens in the entire geo-boundary of Athens-Clarke County.
January 2016 – Pasco is a city where the residents are predominantly Hispanic but its leadership is predominantly white.
January 2016 – St. Augustine officials are looking for feedback from 3,000 residents…
January 2016 – City of Wichita officials said today they are seeking feedback from residents about service delivery and community priorities as part of the National Citizen Survey.
January 2016 – The City of Wichita will begin mailing out surveys to local residents this week in order to grade several areas of service, as well as prioritize future spending.
January 2016 – Beginning this week, postcards will be sent out to hundreds of Sierra Vista households asking residents to keep an eye on their mailboxes for a survey that city management hopes will provide insight into how the city can improve its services and how it compares to similar municipalities.
January 2016 – In November, the City of Bozeman asked the National Research Center to conduct the National Citizen Survey of approximately 1,400 randomly selected Bozeman residents in preparation for the upcoming Vision and Strategic Planning process that the city will be entering in the first half of 2016.
December 2015 – Cannon Beach considers what to ask residents on survey questionnaire.
December 2015 – As it has done every other year since 2009, the Elk Grove city staff is offering its residents an opportunity to share opinions on City Hall’s work in a citywide survey.
December 2015 – Results of a $25,000 National Citizen Survey of “livability” in Martinez provided plenty data, but few surprises.
December 2015 – The City of Martinez received the key findings of their first ever participation in the National Citizens Survey…
December 2015- With a 23 percent return rate, some Rio Ranchoans are…
December 2015 – The Rio Rancho 2015 Citizen Survey results are in.
December 2015 – Bainbridge city officials are still mulling over the recent results from the National Citizen Survey that was conducted on the island, the third year the comprehensive survey has polled residents on issues ranging from business and shopping to development and the environment.
December 2015 – Vernon Hills will become the latest Lake County community to survey residents for input and observations on a variety of topics.
December 2015 – Beginning next month, hundreds of randomly selected Sierra Vista residents will be asked to complete a survey mailed to their home, which city leaders hope will provide valuable information to help the city determine future project and budget priorities.
December 2015 – Ann Arborites like their city, and they give it positive reviews in many categories ranging from the arts to the economy to the great outdoors.
December 2015 – Are you one of the 1,400 residents in Bozeman who received postcards in the mail from the city?
November 2015 – League of Women in Government makes the list!
November 2015 – Outstanding place to call home, a nearly unmatched quality of life and a right neighborly island.
November 2015 – Horry County is using your feedback to improve your quality of life.
November 2015 – The city is asking residents to participate in the 2015 National Citizen Survey.
November 2015 – Most Horry County residents feel secure in their neighborhoods, but many do not have that same sense of safety in the rest of the county, according to a recent survey.
November 2015 – The City of Lakewood has questions and it’s turning to its residents for the answers.
November 2015 – The City of Gaithersburg is in the process of conducting a biennial citizen survey and all who live, work or conduct business in the City of Gaithersburg are invited to participate.
November 2015 – As they did two prior times, an overwhelming majority of Hutchinson residents said in a National Citizen Survey that their overall quality of life here is good.
November 2015 – This year, the National Citizen Survey will create an online survey open to all Palm Coast residents, in addition to mailing a paper survey to randomly selected households.
October 2015 – The city of Palm Coast is asking for residents’ input on the services it provides.
October 2015 – With the recent announcements of two major new employers, London-based Barclaycard and Colorado-based StarTek, bringing hundreds of new jobs to Hamilton, it may come as no surprise that the city performed comparatively well on the 2015 National Citizen Survey.
October 2015 – With Erie’s pot moratorium set to expire at the end of the year, trustees during their meeting tonight will consider two ways of prohibiting retail marijuana shops and facilities in town.
October 2015 – YAKIMA, Wash.– Results from the 2015 Yakima Citizen Survey are out — and they show community members feel progress is being made by the city in tackling some of Yakima’s most pressing issues.
October 2015 – Positive views of Yakima’s police and fire services trended up while confidence in city government as a whole dropped in this year’s Citizen Survey results.
October 2015 – Thanks to its residents, the city has received the 2015 Voice of the People Award for Transformation in Natural Environment.
October 2015 – In an effort to collect feedback that will help the city of Greer shape its services, focus resources and improve communication, 1,400 random city households began receiving a National Citizen Survey from the National Research Center this week.
October 2015 – The Pasco City Council wants to know if residents would be in favor of installing safety cameras at certain intersections in an attempt to cut down on motorists who run red lights.
October 2015 – Lake Zurich residents really like their town and are willing to pay more in taxes to ensure good snow plowing and ice removal.
October 2015 – The reasons for citizens’ dissatisfaction vary from place to place — but age isn’t one of them.
September 2015 – If you happen to be one of the 3,000 Horry County residents to receive the National Citizen Survey in the mail, your opinions will help shape county policy for the next several years.
September 2015 – Cost of living may not be anything to write home about in Edina, but the results of a new survey show an overwhelming majority of the residents are happy to call the Twin Cities suburb “home” in the first place.
August 2015 – Albemarle County is pleased to release the results of its 2015 Citizen Survey which indicates that citizens continue to rate overall quality of life in the County very high.
August 2015 – During the regular meeting of the Pearland City Council on Monday (July 27), the City Staff Task Force presented ideas for implementation of Citizen Perception Survey recommendations from the Biennial Citizen Survey that was conducted in December 2014 and presented to Council in March 2015.
July 2015 – Suwanee residents are happy. National survey results have Suwanee ranked at the top for two Voice of the People Awards for Excellence in community engagement as well as recreation and wellness by the International City/County Management Association and National Research Center.
July 2015 – City wins foundations of livability 2015 award. The National Research Center announced Livermore as the winner of the 2015 Voice of the People Award for Transformation in Foundations of Livability, based on high marks from the 2014 National Citizen Survey.
July 2014 – Citizen participation in local government is abysmally low, but a national survey shows what types of people are most and least likely people to speak up.
2014 – Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s vision for Denver is a world class city where everyone matters.