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National Research Center, Inc. Named One of Best Local Government Companies

National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) is honored to receive an ELGL Choice Award, and be listed among the best local government companies. Presented by Engaging Local Governing Leaders (ELGL), the inaugural Choice Awards place NRC as fifth of fifty top vendors.

ELGL is a local government umbrella organization with the mission of connecting, communicating and educating through content from and about working professionals, ideas and trends in the field.  ELGL members nominated the best companies working with municipalities. Award recipients were then chosen based upon the number of nominations received for each company, as well as an evaluation from ELGL judges and management.


A proud organizational member of ELGL, NRC believes survey research has a place to stay in the success of local government. "National Research Center (NRC) helps to bring resident opinion to community decision-makers in a meaningful and actionable way,” said NRC Marketing Manager Angelica Wedell. “Our local government clients truly care for their communities and want to impact the lives of their residents in the best way possible. NRC's survey research and evaluation services contribute largely to the goal of moving the community forward."

When submitting nominations, ELGL members shared some words about their experiences with NRC:

“National Research Center conducts citizen and employee surveys for dozens of local governments each year. Their staff team is intelligent, thoughtful, and extremely responsive. The reports they produce continuously improve, and they’ve built a network of outstanding communities from across the community that use their surveys. They have my vote for top vendor — although they don’t seem to fit the vendor category — they are more like an extension of our city manager’s office — just 1,000 miles away in Boulder, Colorado!”

“Their nationwide work is outstanding. They are smart and perfect bridging between solid details and the big picture questions. Not resting on the citizen survey, I’ve also done older adult and business surveys with them.”

“They are the rock stars of citizen surveys!  They are easy to work with and solution oriented. [Our City] has worked with them for years and they always stay ahead of the curve, setting the best practices in citizen surveys. They have been a great partner to work with at a regional and statewide level as well.”

“We have had an excellent connection and partnership with NRC for many years and look forward to many more. NRC has helped us successfully conduct several interactions of our citizen survey and they always go above and beyond our expectations. They are truly willing to learn about organizational needs and priorities and adjust their product and services to meet those needs. Their knack for customer service stands out, even after delivering a product and meeting their obligations for services. For such an important process as a citizen survey, an organization needs a vendor that they can rely on to take the extra initiative, and NRC has proven to be that vendor time and time again.”

“We (the Colorado Municipal League) have personally utilized their services for member surveys and have been very pleased with the results. Additionally, we know that several municipalities have also used them (per our recommendation) and have had great results as well.”

These comments were originally published by ELGL.org.  Visit their website to see the full ELGL Choice Awards: Top 50 Local Government Companies list.

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