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City’s Annual Community Survey Open Now!

Released on Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Contact Information
  • Amanda King, Director of Communication, 970-221-6207,
  • Leo Escalante, Public Engagement Specialist, 970-221-6264,

After a brief pause in 2020 due to COVID-19 budget impacts, the City of Fort Collins has resumed its annual Community Survey which is open now through May 24.

Surveys were mailed to randomly selected households across Fort Collins beginning in April. Residents who receive the survey are encouraged to complete the survey and return by mail or online using a unique link code. Survey responses are completely confidential and allow residents the opportunity to rate City services and amenities and provide input on what priorities the City should focus on in the future.

The annual Community Survey helps inform the City’s Strategic Plan, Budget, and helps the City:

  • Prioritize programs and projects
  • Improve existing services
  • Identify disparities in perceptions of service across various demographics
  • Create communication outreach efforts

Residents who did not receive a survey in the mail but would still like to weigh in can share their input online:

Since 2001, the City has conducted a biennial, statistically valid survey. In 2018, the City began conducting the survey annually and added an online opt-in version open to everyone. The statistically valid survey is sent to randomly selected households so data can be weighted to accurately represent the community through a smaller sampling. The survey is administered by National Research Center (NRC) at Polco, an external and independent survey research firm. Survey data will be compiled and shared this summer. Previous Community Survey results can be found at: