Watch Your Mail: 3,000 Residents Will Receive Citizen Survey

The City of Sioux Falls will conduct a citizen survey this month asking 3,000 residents for their ideas and opinions about the City.

These randomly selected Sioux Falls residents will be asked to participate in The National Citizen Survey™, which will arrive by U.S. Mail next week. The survey centers on community livability and includes questions about the quality of life in Sioux Falls, local policies, demographics, rating of local government services, and resident use of services.

Survey results will assist the Mayor and City Council to not only measure past progress but also chart the future direction of City programs and spending priorities.

“Sioux Falls is a great community and this survey will help us create an even better Sioux Falls,” says Council Chair Rex Rolfing. “I encourage those who receive this survey to help us chart our community’s future.”

The City of Sioux Falls contracted with National Research Center, Inc. to administer the survey, which was last conducted in 2015. Final survey results are expected late spring.

About The National Citizen Survey:
The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™) was among the first scientific surveys developed to gather resident opinion on a range of community issues and has been used in more than 350 jurisdictions across 46 states. The NCS™ is a high-quality, cost-effective scientific survey of resident opinion and an important benchmarking tool that allows for comparison among communities. Communities using The NCS™ have reported that the tool helped improve performance, strengthen communications with community stakeholders, and identify clear priorities for use in goal and budget setting.