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Charles County, Maryland

Residents Encouraged to Participate in the National Citizen Survey Online

For Immediate Release
2018-214
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 7:15am

Residents Encouraged to Participate in the National Citizen Survey Online

Charles County Government is partnering with National Research Center, Inc. to conduct the National Citizen Survey™ (NCS™). The survey centers on community livability and includes questions about the quality of life in the community, local policies, demographics, rating of local government services, and residents’ use of services.

Earlier this month, a random and scientific sample of 1,600 households received invitations by mail. Residents who have not yet participated are invited to take the survey online at http://bit.ly/charlescounty2018 from Friday, Oct. 26 to Friday, Nov. 9.

The NCS™ is designed to provide a baseline of how Charles County Government is serving residents, to better gauge perceptions of the county, and to make comparisons with peer local government agencies.

About The National Citizen Survey:

The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™) 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 high-quality cost-effective scientific survey of resident opinion and an important benchmarking tool that allows for comparison among communities. Communities using The NCS™ have reported that the tool helped improve performance, strengthen communications with community stakeholders, and identify clear priorities for use in goal and budget setting.

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About Charles County Government

The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive, and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.

It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.