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    Reminder: Community Survey Due

    The City of Lynchburg is reminding residents who received the Lynchburg Community Survey to return the completed survey back by mail (postage paid) or to complete the survey online.  The survey is completely anonymous and was mailed to 1,500 randomly chosen households (375 per ward). 
    The survey period ends soon and the final report will be presented to staff and City Council. The final report will include geographic and demographic comparisons as well as benchmarking data with similar sized cities. City Council members as well as staff receive a clearer picture of the potential issues in different parts of the city and how Lynchburg compares to cities with similar populations. City Council and staff will be able to use the data to inform their future decision making.

    This is the sixth time that the City has contracted with the National Research Center (NRC) of Boulder, Colorado to conduct the survey. This benchmarking, community survey provides a comprehensive and accurate picture of livability and resident perspectives about local government services, policies and management. The NCS has conducted hundreds of communities in nearly every U.S. state. The NCS uses scientific survey methods and best practices of the modern day to guarantee valid findings and puts your results into meaningful context. Drawing from the largest resident opinion database of its kind, representing well over 30 million Americans, the NCS compares local results with benchmarks compiled from surveys conducted across the U.S. Communities using The NCS have reported that the tool improved service delivery, strengthened communications with community stakeholders, and identified clear priorities for use in strategic planning and budget setting. The NCS is the only citizen survey tool endorsed by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the National League of Cities (NLC).