Community members are invited to participate in a survey to gather opinion about city services and a variety of issues.  

The City of Iowa City is working with the National Research Center to conduct a scientific survey used to gather resident opinion. The survey includes questions about quality of life in the community, local policies, demographics, ratings of local government services and resident use of services. 

Last month, the survey was mailed to 2,200 randomly selected Iowa City households. If you received your survey in the mail, but haven’t already turned it in, make sure to do so as soon as possible to help guide decision-making efforts. Postage paid envelopes were included along with instructions to complete the mailed version online.

For those who did not receive a survey in the mail, you now have the opportunity to contribute your thoughts by filling out the online survey at

Your opinions and participation are important. A higher response rate ensures a sample that more accurately reflects the broader community's views.   

Submit the survey ASAP as it is available for a limited time. 

The survey is administered by The National Research Center, a leader in the field of public sector research and evaluation and has been used by more than 350 jurisdictions in 44 states. 

For more information, contact Assistant to the City Manager Simon Andrew at or 319-356-5010. 

Community Survey flyer 2017

Date of publication

Wednesday, October 25, 2017