Residents of the city of Apache Junction are invited to respond to a comprehensive quality of life survey the city is conducting.

Citizens are encouraged to fill the online survey at http://bit.ly/2020apachejunction. It includes questions about quality of life, important characteristics of community, services provided by the city and priorities for the future.

A paper version of the survey was first sent to a representative sample of city residents. Residents who receive that survey should respond to the survey according to direction in the mail. We request that these residents do not submit an online survey.

The survey allows the city of Apache Junction to compare results and benchmark residents’ opinions against other communities across the country where applicable.

The city worked with an independent consultant, National Research Center, Inc. of Boulder, CO, to develop the survey, which is available in English and Spanish. The city last conducted a comprehensive resident survey two years ago.

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About The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™): The NCS (www.n-r-c.com/thencs) 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 citizen survey endorsed by the International City/County Management Association and the National League of Cities.

About Apache Junction: Nestled at the foot of the Superstition Mountains, Apache Junction is strategically positioned as the eastern gateway into the Greater Phoenix metro area (Valley of the Sun) and the western entry to the Tonto National Forest’s recreation venues. The surrounding geography and western atmosphere draw more than half a million visitors through the city annually. From the mysterious stories of hidden treasures to the people who follow them, Apache Junction is surrounded by legends. Follow the city of Apache Junction on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/AJCityAZ and like the city of Apache Junction on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofAJ.

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