By Kelly Corsette
Randomly selected Scottsdale households are being asked to participate in a survey to measure their views on the community, city programs, and services.
The city will use the feedback to prioritize initiatives, services, and programs in the future. Once the feedback period for the 5,500 randomly selected households concludes, an online version of the survey will be opened for all city residents to provide their feedback.
The National Community Survey allows residents to rate their overall quality of life and provide specific feedback about municipal services, public safety, customer service, and their level of participation in community events and activities.
Initial notification to the randomly selected households is being sent soon, followed by the survey itself the following week.
The city asks residents who get the survey to take about 15 minutes time to complete it – the data collected is an important component of Scottsdale’s commitment to providing top level services to the community.
The National Community Survey was designed specifically for use by local governments by the National Research Center at Polco. Because similar surveys are conducted in hundreds of jurisdictions, Scottsdale can compare its results with other cities across the country. This survey also allows Scottsdale to compare its current quality of service with years past because most questions remain constant year over year.
Selecting a group of Scottsdale households at random assures that the results are representative of the community within a known margin of error. After the randomly selected households have an opportunity to respond, a web-based version will be available for all city residents to provide feedback.
Survey results will be available in the spring of 2023.
More information and past survey results are available on the city’s website at scottsdaleAZ.gov, search “community survey.”