City of Steamboat prepares to send out community survey |

City of Steamboat prepares to send out community survey

— Thousands of community members in Steamboat Springs will soon have the chance to grade the quality of city services and let their elected officials know what the city’s funding priorities should be in the coming years.

The community’s input will come in the form of a new community survey that will soon be mailed out to 3,000 randomly selected households in the city.

A small portion of the surveys will go out to Routt County residents who reside in the boundaries of the Steamboat Springs Rural Fire Protection District.

Postcards with information about the survey will be sent to selected households sometime next week.

The survey itself will then be mailed out to those households the week of April 20.

Planning Commission Chairman Jason Lacy, who served on the oversight committee that helped craft the questions, said the city hopes to see strong participation in the survey.

“We want to get a really good, accurate snapshot as far as what the community thinks we’re doing right and wrong and how the community would like us to spend our funds,” Lacy said.

The survey will contain 13 questions and an additional 16 demographic questions.

Participants will be asked to rate the quality of individual city services and rank spending priorities ranging from supporting child care to improving year-round air service at Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

Survey recipients will have the option to take the survey online.

Spanish-speaking community members can also get translation assistance.

The results of the survey will be presented to the Steamboat Springs City Council in June.

Winnie DelliQuadri, assistant to City Manager Deb Hinsvark, said the survey is set up to be statistically significant.

DelliQuadri and Lacy worked with Steamboat Springs City Council members Scott Ford and Tony Connell, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Doug Tumminello and Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association Economic Development Director Jane Blackstone to develop the survey.

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210, email or follow him on Twitter @ScottFranz10

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