Online edition of community survey now open
Steamboat Springs has released a community-wide survey online, which will run parallel to the surveys sent out by mail in September.
The surveys are meant to gauge what the community thinks is going well, what can be improved and how residents believe the city should proceed on various matters. The city is seeking feedback from all residents, regardless of how long they’ve lived in Steamboat.
The online edition of the survey can be accessed in English and Spanish, and the survey will be open until Oct. 19. Each online survey is registered to a specific email and zip code to try to ensure there is only one response per person.
The survey results will be reported in group form only and respondents will remain anonymous.
“The information received from these two surveys is vital to understanding the community’s values and vision for the future,” Special Projects and Intergovernmental Services Manager Winnie DelliQuadri said. “A small amount of your time will pay huge dividends for the community, but you have to act quickly as there is a limited window to share your views.”
The online survey asks similar questions to the community surveys sent by mail last month, which sought insights on Steamboat’s quality of life, community characteristics, housing, city services and long-term funding, recreational activities, tourism impacts and environmental initiatives, as well as demographic questions.
“If you weren’t part of the mailed community survey, this is your opportunity to share your thoughts and insights into the important issues in front of the community,” DelliQuadri said. “Your voice matters and we’re interested in hearing from as many residents as possible.”
The city also wants to remind the 2,000 randomly selected households that received community surveys by mail to complete and return the questionnaires as soon as possible. So far, the city has seen about a 26% response rate.
The two surveys will be tabulated separately, and the results are expected in December.
To reach Spencer Powell, call 970-871-4229 or email him at spowell@SteamboatPilot.com
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