National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) is proud to announce the winners of the Voice of the People Awards.Only given to jurisdictions that best listen and act to improve their communities, the awards this year are most competitive.Based on responses from The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™), residents of these municipalities report the highest quality of life ratings compared with all other participating jurisdictions.
The National Citizen Survey™ reports resident opinions of local government and services with a scientific, representative sample approach.Results are then used to inform budgeting, performance measurement and program planning.
The Voice of the People Awards stand alone as the only award given in local government based on community opinion.The perspectives of the residents themselves determine the very best of community engagement, safety, mobility, foundations of livability, recreation and wellness, education and enrichment, natural environment, built environment and economy.
“This is a unique opportunity to see evidence of best practices quantified by survey results,” said NRC president Tom Miller, noting that awarding top jurisdictions can even benefit other communities.“Others can understand the successes of their colleagues and get to know what’s working best in America.”
Now running 8 years, the Voice of the People Awards were recently presented by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and National Research Center, Inc. at the 101st Annual ICMA Conference in Seattle, WA, September 2015.
Congratulations to the 2015 Voice of the People Award Winners!
Bettendorf, IA. Excellence in Built Environment and Mobility Finalist.
Clive, IA. Excellence in Built Environment Winner.
Coronado, CA. Excellence in Natural Environment Winner. Excellence in Foundations of Livability, and Recreation and Wellness Finalist.
Davidson, NC. Excellence in Education and Enrichment Winner. Excellence in Community Engagement, Foundations of Livability, Natural Environment, and Safety Finalist. Transformation in Education and Enrichment Finalist.
Decatur, GA. Excellence in Foundations of Livability Winner. Excellence in Community Engagement, Economy, Education and Enrichment, and Recreation and Wellness Finalist.
Denver, CO. Excellence in Economy Winner.
Lindsborg, KS. Excellence in Mobility Finalist.
Suwanee, GA. Excellence in Community Engagement and Recreation and Wellness Winner. Excellence in Built Environment and Economy Finalist.
Wilsonville, OR. Excellence in Mobility Winner.
Charlotte County, FL. Transformation in Foundations of Livability Finalist.
Livermore, CA. Transformation in Foundations of Livability Winner. Transformation in Economy Finalist.
Morristown, TN. Transformation in Mobility Finalist.
Airway Heights, WA. Transformation in Community Engagement Winner.
Ashland, VA. Transformation in Education and Enrichment Winner.
Duluth, MN. Transformation in Built Environment Winner.
Estes Park, CO. Transformation in Economy Winner.
Honolulu, HI. Transformation in Safety Winner.
Lynnwood, WA. Transformation in Mobility Winner.
Norfolk, VA. Transformation in Natural Environment Winner.
Williamsburg, VA. Transformation in Recreation and Wellness Winner.