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Midvale City Launches Comprehensive Quality of Life Survey to Shape Future Priorities

Midvale City officials are pleased to announce they will be conducting a comprehensive quality of life survey this month. The survey will initially be available to randomly selected residents, who will receive a mailed invitation to participate. Soon after, all residents will be able to complete the survey online by visiting the Midvale City engagement website at EngageMidvale.com.

Mayor Marcus Stevenson expresses enthusiasm, stating, "We're very excited to be conducting this survey. It not only aids Midvale City staff and Council in identifying priorities for the community but also aligns with our commitment to using tax dollars wisely to enhance the overall quality of life in Midvale."

For the past few months, Midvale City has been working with Polco, an independent consultant and civic engagement company, to develop the survey. The instrument, known as The National Community Survey™, allows Midvale City to compare results and benchmark residents’ opinions against other communities across the country. The survey will include questions about quality of life, important characteristics of the community, services provided by Midvale City, and priorities for the future. The survey will be available online in English and Spanish.

Residents with questions about the survey may contact Midvale City by phone at 801-567-7230 or by email at communications@midvale.com.

About The National Community Survey™ (The NCS™): 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 cost-effective survey of resident opinion and an important benchmarking tool that allows for comparison among communities. Communities using The NCS have reported that the tool improved service delivery, strengthened communications with community stakeholders and helped leaders identify clear priorities for use in strategic planning and budget setting. The NCS is the only resident survey endorsed by the International City/County Management Association and the National League of Cities.

About Polco: (www.polco.us) Polco was developed to quickly deploy and analyze surveys online, providing the agility to gather critical information from community stakeholders throughout the nation. We have created tools for governments, economic development organizations and nonprofits to measure community livability. Respondents to The NCS are asked to join the City’s Polco panel to see the survey results and continue to engage with the city on future research.