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Noblesville / Hamilton County / Regional News

Time running out for Noblesville residents to weigh in

December 23, 2013

Noblesville residents who haven’t shared their thoughts about the community have until Dec. 31 to weigh in online.

Results of the Noblesville Citizens Survey—administered by Colorado-based National Research Center Inc.—are used to improve city services, helping to guide budget and policy decisions.

Organizers mailed the anonymous survey this fall to 1,200 randomly selected households in city of about 55,000; the online version is available to residents who did not receive a paper copy.

The questions are intended to explore residents’ opinions on a range of quality-of-life issues, from how safe they feel in their neighborhoods and downtown to how they would rate the community’s arts and culture offerings.

City officials conducted a similar survey in 2010, using the results to set priorities for the growing community.

Mayor John Ditslear highlighted the resulting “community listening” initiative in his State of City speech earlier this year, touting Vision Noblesville’s efforts to address issues like preparing residents for meaningful employment and aligning efforts to help the needy.

In addition to identifying new areas of emphasis, the 2013 survey will serve as a progress report of sorts. Results are expected to be released in late January.

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