Washington County Growing Up, Oregon
A study documenting the unfolding story of population growth and rapid demographic change in Washington County. The research delved into socioeconomic trends, the community’s values and beliefs, and residents’ priorities for the future. It was conducted by Clean Water Services in partnership with Washington County, Vision Action Network, Westside Economic Alliance, Portland General Electric, and the Coalition of Communities of Color, and has helped public, private, and nonprofit sector leaders engage effectively with their constituents about community issues including affordable housing and traffic congestion.
City of Salem—Community Satisfaction Survey
Survey of Salem residents to assess and track changes in residents’ satisfaction with City services and communications; to gauge emergency preparedness; and to weigh opinions related to funding and the City’s budget.
Bend Better Communities Initiative
A six-month project conducted in partnership with Hubbell Communications and the Bend Chamber of Commerce that included stakeholder interviews, focus group and online survey research. Findings provided an in-depth look at beliefs about Bend’s changing culture and community the report unlocks answers for how public officials, community leaders, and employers can more effectively communicate with residents regarding the toughest challenges facing this rapidly growing city.
Clackamas County—Community Survey
Conducted a benchmark telephone survey with Clackamas County residents to assess their needs and priorities for services provided by the County. This research compared immediate community priorities to those of the past several years, and results were used to aid the County in setting budget priorities. The results helped to validate increased concerns about specific services in the area, such as a need for additional affordable housing.
Marion County—Resident Satisfaction Survey
Telephone survey of Marion County residents to assess satisfaction and priorities for county services and identify preferred communication channels.
Washington County—Fair Complex Master Plan
Online surveys of Washington County residents and fair attendees to assess community priorities for the Washington County Fair Complex Master Plan, including programs, events, services, and improvements. The Updated Master Plan was approved by the Board of Commissioners on July 16, 2019.
Multnomah County—Capital Planning
Survey of Multnomah County residents to assess residents’ values and priorities related to capital planning.
City of Bend—Community Survey Research
Telephone and online surveys to track residents’ attitudes and perceptions of quality of life, satisfaction with City services, and their priorities for community planning and resource allocation.