The City of Destin will implement a citizen survey and business survey in January 2013. This is the fifth time the city has conducted the biennial citizen survey and the first for the business survey.
Both surveys are anonymous and are implemented by outside consulting firms. The citizen survey will be mailed to a random sample of Destin residents in late January and requires the recipient to fill out a form and mail it back at no charge. The business survey will begin in early January and will be taken online. Businesses registered in the City of Destin will receive a letter and post card explaining the process for participating.
“I am excited about both of these surveys,” said Mayor Sam Seevers. “The surveys will help us learn from our citizens and businesses and find ways the city can better serve them, as well as determine how well we’re doing so far. Just like the citizen survey, the city intends to conduct the business survey every two years to trend results and validate improvements in service.”
The anonymous information collected will be used by city staff and elected officials to enhance the city’s working relationship with the business community and residents.
Citizens receiving the survey in the mail are asked to fill out the survey and mail back to the return address (no charge). The National Research Center is administering the citizen survey.
Businesses inside the city limits of Destin will receive a letter and postcard explaining how and when to take the business survey online. The Auburn Technical Assistance Center is administering the business survey.
Questions regarding these surveys should be directed to the city’s human resource manager at 837-4242.