Edina, Minn., March 22, 2021 – The City of Edina’s 2023 Quality of Life Survey is underway.
The City contracted with independent consultant Polco to develop a six-page survey. For the past several weeks, staff have been working with Polco to craft the questions, which include ones on quality of life in Edina, local policies and amenities, rating of local government services and resident use of government services and facilities.
“We’re very excited to be conducting this survey,” said City Manager Scott Neal. “The survey will help staff and the City Council identify priorities for the community and improve the quality of life in Edina.”
A random and scientific sample of 2,000 households will receive invitations to participate in the mailed survey. A postcard was mailed to the 2,000 households March 22, alerting them that the survey packets will be mailed March 29. A second copy of the survey will be mailed April 5 with a reminder to complete the survey if they have not already done so. Data collection will close May 3.
In order to hear from a diverse group of residents, the adult 18 years or older in the household who most recently had a birthday should complete the survey. Residents who receive the survey may return the survey by mail or submit the survey online.
Residents who were selected to receive a survey should not make copies of it or share their link.
Polco will present the survey results to the City Council in June.
Polco is the leader in the field of public sector research and evaluation, with clients across the country and around the globe. The firm is comprised of a skilled team of social scientists who support cities, counties, foundations and non-profit organizations in using research to help communities thrive. By using a national firm, the City of Edina will have access to national benchmarks to compare findings.
For more information about the 2023 Quality of Life Survey in Edina, contact Communications Director Jennifer Bennerotte, 952-833-9520.