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Survey response in progress.

We Need Your Opinion!

How would you rate the overall quality of life in Fort Collins or the availability of affordable quality housing? How often do you go to the parks or interact with City staff? Are you satisfied when you do? The survey offers the chance to rate everything from access to arts and culture, to job opportunities. You can also rank priorities, tell us how you prefer to receive information and much more. For the first time, there is an opt-in version so anyone in the community can participate.

Open Now through Sunday, Nov. 11

Your opinion will be used to:

  • Prioritize programs and projects.
  • Update the City's Strategic Plan.
  • Create communication and outreach.
  • Improve existing services.
  • Report to leadership on community perceptions. 

Tell Us Your Opinion Today


2017 Community Survey Highlights

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey! Overall, the report is positive with a few areas of concern and opportunities for improvement. Contact us if you are interested in learning more about the survey or how to use it. The City offers presentations and help using the data.

Some of Fort Collins’ strongest areas are:

  • Conservation and sustainability efforts
  • Feelings of Safety
  • Overall as a place to live and quality of life

Some of the City’s greatest areas for improvement are:

  • Affordable quality housing
  • Transportation and Traffic
  • Business support and promotion

This is just one of many methods of public input the City uses in decision making processes.

Download the 2017 Community Survey



What Can You Learn?

The survey covers a variety of topics connected to the City’s seven strategic outcome areas.

  1. Neighborhood Livability & Social Health
  2. Culture & Recreation
  3. Economic Health
  4. Environmental Health
  5. Safety
  6. Transportation
  7. High Performing Government

The community rates the community on a scale of “Very Good” to “Very Bad” on items such as:

  • Overall, as a place to live
  • Community acceptance of all people
  • Safety in different areas of town
  • Disaster response and other safety services
  • Utilities such as drinking water and electric services
  • Support of businesses
  • Natural areas and other cultural opportunities
  • Interactions with City staff

The reports include overall results in these areas and cross analyses of the data to show how different segments of the population feel about the community. For example, results can be compared by: respondent length of residency; age; race/ethnicity; and geographical area.