Monday, February 20, 2017

New "Citizen Survey" on the way in Davidson

Davidson regularly participates in the national "Citizen Survey" put out by the National ResearchCenter, and it's that time again for citizen input.

Davidson always does well on the survey when compared to its peers nationally.  That's not surprising as the town is a great place to live (if it can keep it that way).  What is always most interesting are the 2-3 custom questions each town is allowed to ask.  Watch out for those!  The questions asked and the choices for answers tell you a lot about the agenda Town Hall will be pushing in the future.

Here are the details according to the latest town press release:

The Town of Davidson is surveying a randomly selected pool of Davidson citizens to gauge how we are doing as a town government. The survey, administered by The National Citizen Survey™ (NCS) was developed by the National Research Center (NRC) to provide a statistically valid survey of residents’ opinions about the community and services provided by local government.

This week, postcards are being mailed to 1,500 randomly selected Davidson residents all over town, to alert them that they will receive the survey being mailed February 22. Recipients can either fill out the mailed survey and return it to the NRC or go online to complete the survey.
“The goal is to get citizens’ feedback to help the town set benchmarks for tracking quality of service provided to residents and assist the board of commissioners in making decisions that affect our community,” said Town Manager Jamie Justice. “We encourage our citizens to participate if contacted.

About The National Citizen Survey:

The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™) was among the first scientific surveys developed to gather resident opinion on a range of community issues, and has been used in more than 350 jurisdictions across 46 states. The NCS™ is a high-quality cost-effective scientific survey of resident opinion and an important benchmarking tool that allows for comparison among communities. Communities using The NCS™ have reported that the tool helped improve performance, strengthen communications with community stakeholders, and identify clear priorities for use in goal and budget setting.

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