The City of Hutchinson Seeks Resident Opinions

The City of Hutchinson is asking residents to participate in The National Community Survey. Every four years, the City of Hutchinson participates in this survey to provide baselines of how the city government is serving its residents, to gauge perceptions of the City, and to make comparisons with peer cities. Previous surveys were conducted in 2007, 2011 and 2015. 2019’s survey began last month with 1,700 random homes being sent the survey by mail. For the first time in Hutchinson’s participation in the survey, the survey is now open to all residents of Hutchinson.

The survey is available to fill out here until August 21.

Residents who received the survey by mail should fill out that version and mail it back rather than participate in the opt-in online version.

The survey is administered by the National Research Center, Inc. of Boulder, Colorado and includes questions about the quality of life in Hutchinson, demographics, local policies, ratings of local government services, and resident uses of services.

Residents with questions about the survey may contact the City by phone at (320) 587-5151 or by email at [email protected].

About The National Community Survey™ (The NCS™): The NCS ( was among the first scientific surveys developed to gather resident opinion on a range of community issues, and has been used in more than 350 jurisdictions across 46 states. The NCS is a cost-effective survey of resident opinion and an important benchmarking tool that allows for comparison among communities. Communities using The NCS have reported that the tool improved service delivery, strengthened communications with community stakeholders and helped leaders identify clear priorities for use in strategic planning and budget setting. The NCS is the only resident survey endorsed by the International City/County Management Association and the National League of Cities.

About the National Research Center, Inc. (NRC): NRC ( is a leader in the field of public sector research and evaluation, with clients from across the country and around the globe. The firm is comprised of a skilled team of social scientists who support cities, counties, foundations and nonprofit organizations in using research to help communities thrive. NRC pioneered the development of The National Community Survey™ and continues to offer a suite of products designed to enhance the public voice and aid local decision-making.

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