Montgomery County Encouraging Residents to Take Online Quality of Life Survey
Montgomery County has launched an online survey to gauge residents’ assessment of the local government, its services and quality of life. The 2017 Resident Survey was mailed to 5,000 randomly selected county households in October, and residents who did not receive the questionnaire in the mail are encouraged to participate online. The survey link will be available from November 1–15 and can be taken in English, Spanish or Chinese.
“To give everyone a seat at the table, my administration wants to make sure we know what residents think about their local government and their quality of life,” said Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett. “Our residents’ opinions are very important to us. With the 2017 Resident Survey, we’ll get a rating of County services and find out more about what is working well and what needs improvement. Though the County is dynamic in growth and diversity, we’ll be able to compare with the results of past surveys. The results will be especially helpful for the budget process, in deciding how to most effectively allocate our resources to meet our residents’ needs – even more important at a time when County resources are limited, and hard choices have to be made.”
The 35-question survey asks residents age 18 or older to rate how they feel about the quality of life; county services; use of existing amenities and facilities; whether they take advantage of county programs; their impression of county employees; how well the county communicates with its residents; and various household practices such as recycling.
The survey is being conducted by the National Research Center in Boulder, Colo.