The National Community Survey™ reports resident opinion and satisfaction with local government and services with a scientific, representative sample approach. Results are then used to inform budgeting, performance measurement and program planning.
The Voice of the People Awards stand alone as the only award given in local government based on community opinion. The perspectives of the residents themselves determine nominees for the very best of Community Engagement, Safety, Mobility, Foundations of Livability, Recreation and Wellness, Education and Enrichment, Natural Environment, Built Environment and Economy. Of the communities that participated in The National Community Survey in 2018, winners and finalists for Transformation in these categories showed the greatest improvement in resident opinions from their last conducted iteration of the survey.
“These local governments are doing great things for their communities, and improving every-day life for their residents,” said Damema Mann, Director of National Engagement for NRC/Polco. “We are honored to recognize the award winners and finalists on a national stage.”
"These communities are setting the standard in using public input data to deliver quality of life improvements, as well as building trust between residents and their local governments," said Nick Mastronardi, CEO of Polco/NRC. "Their work is truly worthy of recognition."
Now running eleven years, the Voice of the People Awards are presented by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), National Research Center, Inc. and Polco. They will be given at the 105th Annual ICMA conference in Nashville, TN on October 20-23, 2019.
National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) is a leader in the field of public sector research and evaluation, with clients from across the country. NRC’s team of social scientists support cities, counties, foundations and nonprofit organizations in using survey research to move their
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Polco is an award-winning civic engagement platform that uses quick web-surveys to transform the way community leaders connect with residents. Polco adds reliability to results and fosters civility through unique verification capabilities and key design features. The platform produces organized data, dashboards, and maps in real-time for city officials. Polco is especially useful for clients with immediate decision-making needs, including local and state governments, special districts, schools and universities, and nonprofit organizations. National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) is a proud subsidiary of Polco.