2007 St. Louis County National Citizen Survey
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Announcing the 2007 St. Louis County National Citizen Survey
This week, postcards will be mailed to a random sample of households across St. Louis County, identifying residents who have been selected to participate in the 2007 St. Louis County National Citizen Survey. Surveys will be mailed shortly thereafter. Only 1200 households have been selected and your opinion matters. If you receive a survey, please take the time to respond.
The National Citizen Survey(tm) is one element of the customer service focus of St. Louis County’s “Next 150” campaign. The County celebrated its 150th anniversary last year, looking back and celebrating achievements. This year, 2007, marks the beginning of the “Next 150” focusing on the future with key initiatives incorporating renewed customer service and accountability. The National Citizen Survey will be used to develop a baseline for understanding the perceptions of County citizens. The results will primarily be used to better design County government programs and activities around the public’s needs and expectations.
The National Citizen Survey(tm) is sponsored by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) in cooperation with National Research Center, Inc. The questionnaire and survey procedure were designed based on the experience of hundreds of local governments across the nation. Scientific sampling and weighting of the responses in each county and city ensure accurate and reliable results. Because each jurisdiction’s survey is developed using a standard template, and many jurisdictions can be surveyed at one time, the National Citizen Survey(tm) is a very efficient way to measure citizen opinion.
Now in its sixth year, over 120 governmental units in 35 states have enrolled in The National Citizen Survey(tm) with results compared to a database of over 400 jurisdictions nationwide.