National Community Survey

The National Community Survey (formerly called “National Citizen Survey”) is a widely used method of measuring citizen opinion offered by the International City Management Association (ICMA) and the National Research Center, Inc. It is used to secure survey information related to general attitudes with a few opportunities for customized policy questions. City Council directed staff to initiate the survey in late 2015. Staff again administered the survey in late 2019, and will continue to take the pulse of our community every three years moving forward.

The reports, available for download below, are used by City Council in setting priorities.

2019 Survey Results

2015 Survey Results

Well-being Index

The Well-being Index project is a community based project to understand and improve community well-being as a further step in a healthy communities initiative. The data for the well being index was collected throughout 2015 and the resulting information will become a valuable tool in determining and evaluating City projects and programs in this arena, but also for use by community partners in directing their projects and programs. One of the most significant project outcomes is the development and organization in this location of data that would assist the City and our partners in making high-impact decisions.

The City regularly seeks general community input regarding topics of interest to the community. Please visit Guiding Golden for more opportunities to provide feedback on specific projects and topics.

COG Mesa

 Golden has 402 acres of open space
and maintains 253 acres of parks right within the city itself.

Additional Resources

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