National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) is proud to announce the 2017 Voice of the People (VOP) Awards winners and finalists! These awards are only given to top performing jurisdictions that best listen and act for the benefit their communities.
The Voice of the People Awards stand alone as the only award given in local government based on community opinion. Residents in winning cities and towns either reported the highest or most improved levels of satisfaction compared with all other jurisdictions that participated in The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™).
“This was one of the most competitive years for the VOP Awards I’ve ever seen,” said NRC Senior Survey Associate Damema Mann. “This year’s award recipients showed real commitment to best practices, innovation and bettering quality of life for their residents.” Mann has conducted hundreds of iterations of The NCS for more than a decade.
2017 Voice of the People Awards Recipients Map
The National Citizen Survey reports resident opinion and satisfaction with local government and services with a scientific, representative sample approach. Results are then used to inform budgeting, performance measurement and program planning.
The perspectives of the residents themselves determine VOP Awards nominees for the very best of Community Engagement, Safety, Mobility, Foundations of Livability, Recreation and Wellness, Education and Enrichment, Natural Environment, Built Environment and Economy. NRC judges then review applications submitted by nominated jurisdictions to determine the winners and finalists.