Borough of State College News Release

For Immediate Release

May 7, 2018

The Borough of State College Seeks Resident Opinion – Complete the National Citizen Survey! 



The Borough of State College is asking residents to participate in The National Citizen Survey™. 


The survey is administered by the National Research Center, Inc. of Boulder Colorado and includes questions about the quality of life in the community, local policies, demographics, ratings of local government services and resident’s use of services. All State College residents are encouraged to participate in the survey.


The survey is designed to provide a baseline of how the city government is serving residents, to gauge perceptions of the community and to make comparisons with peer cities.


The survey is currently open and will close on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.


The survey is available online at

About The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™): 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 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.

For more information, please contact Douglas Shontz by phone at 814-278-4723 or by e-mail at

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