ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -
A select few in Albemarle County could be receiving surveys through the mail this year. The county began sending out random samples to 1,500 households asking for feedback on the quality of life and usefulness of county services.
In addition to mail surveys, the county launched an opt-in online survey for all citizens wanting to play a role in the National Citizen Survey.
“So every single thing that we get will be very important, and is used. We're looking at, the service should be complete and results available by September and that'll all be online, Jody Saunder, communication specialist, said.
The online survey was provided by the same company that conducts the paper surveys at no additional cost to the county.
The online survey will be available to Albemarle County residents from now through July 31.
07/17/2017 Release from Albemarle County:
This year, Albemarle County has the opportunity to expand the reach of The National Citizen Survey™ with an opt-in online survey, at no additional cost.
Earlier this summer, questionnaires were sent to a random sample of 1,500 Albemarle households, asking for feedback on the quality and usefulness of county services. The results of this scientific survey will be included in a final report that county officials will use to play a key role in determining areas of emphasis for Albemarle County planning and programmatic efforts. This National Citizen Survey tool also provides the opportunity for benchmarking with other jurisdictions across Virginia and the United States.
Albemarle County is excited to provide this opportunity to allow all citizens to weigh in. The opt-in survey will be available at http://bit.ly/2tiseg4 from July 17th through July 31st, 2017.
The National Citizen Survey™ is sponsored by the International City/County Management Association in cooperation with National Research Center, Inc.
The questionnaire and survey procedure were designed based on the experience of hundreds of local governments, ranging in size from small to large. Scientific sampling and weighting of the responses in each jurisdiction ensure accurate and reliable results. Because each county's survey is developed using a standard template, and many counties can be surveyed at one time, The National Citizen Survey™ is a very efficient way to measure citizen opinion.
“The survey is an important tool for gauging public priorities and issues of concern, and the results are very helpful as we make critical policy and resource decisions,” said Interim County Executive Doug Walker. “We hope that all interested citizens will take the time to share their candid feedback with us.”