Community Survey

What would you like the City of Victoria to focus on? The City Council and Staff value your opinions, and want to know your thoughts for upcoming planning and budget decisions. Share them in the 2022 Community Survey Series!

The City of Victoria has conducted a comprehensive quality of life survey to gather feedback that will create a more connected and effective community. The National Citizen Survey (NCS) was available online for randomly selected residents starting on March 7 and all residents were able to complete the Open Survey starting on April 11. The surveys are now closed.

2022 Community Survey

This survey will be valuable in many ways: 

  • It provides a fast way for residents to provide valuable feedback regarding the City of Victoria’s NCS efforts and creates dialog between residents and community leaders.
  • It allows the residents of Victoria to become involved in the development of the decision-making process, and move the community forward. Your voice matters, and it is important that you get the chance to make it heard. 
  • After taking the survey, community members have the opportunity to stay informed on future polling or survey efforts, and continuously have an active voice in the community.
  • It keeps individual opinions and data anonymous, while allowing City staff to see broad demographic and geographic breakdowns of survey results. Your privacy is important.

By taking this survey, the City is getting input from residents, that will help ensure that the City understands your values in a clear, identifiable way. It also guarantees that the City is representing all members of the community — all of whom are key in helping influence decisions made about programs, policies, and other matters that are important to Victoria. Your feedback helps create a healthier economy, happier residents, and creates a better tomorrow. 

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.

Questions?

Contact Kendra Grahl, Communications & Public Engagement Manager, at 952-443-4230 or kgrahl@ci.victoria.mn.us.

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The results are in!

The results of the 2022 Community Survey are now available.

Download the 2022 Community Survey Results (PDF).




Community Feedback Polls

As part of the community survey series, the City of Victoria is conducting a series of short polls to get feedback on specific topics related to making Victoria a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

Community Feedback Poll Topics

  • Park and Recreation Amenities
  • Community Feedback: City of Victoria Recreational Programs and Services for Seniors


2018 Community Survey

The City of Victoria contracted with the National Citizen Survey™ (NCS) to conduct a survey in 2018 that received responses from 612 Victoria households about the livability of Victoria. The phrase "livable community" is used here to evoke a place that is not simply habitable, but that is desirable. It is not only where people do live, but where they want to live. This follows up on a similar survey done in 2015.

Great communities are partnerships of the government, private sector, community-based organizations and residents, all geographically connected. The NCS captures residents’ opinions within the three pillars of a community (Community Characteristics, Governance and Participation) across eight central facets of community (Safety, Mobility, Natural Environment, Built Environment, Economy, Recreation and Wellness, Education and Enrichment and Community Engagement).

2018 Survey Results and Materials