Ashland households that were not selected to complete the Ashland citizen survey are invited to take the same survey posted on line. Click here
. The results of this non-scientific survey while not statistically valid, will be tabulated and be of interest to city officials.
In October, 1,200 randomly selected Ashland households received the citizen survey. The National Research Center, Inc. and ICMA (International City Managers Association) developed the survey to provide a statically valid assessment of resident opinions about their community and the services provided by local government.
With a sample size of 1,200 residents, typically 400 surveys are returned which translates to a margin of error of 5%. Results will be compared to a database of more than 500 jurisdictions and compared to a subset of similar jurisdictions within a region or population category as well as jurisdictions with universities.
The City of Ashland conducts the citizen survey every two years to identify community and services strengths and weaknesses and to provide useful information for planning, resource allocation, performance measurements and program and policy evaluation.
Results of both the scientific and non-scientific survey will be available in late January.