Davis Motor Sales banner ad

P KY SEAL 300PADUCAH, Ky. (6/11/13) – The Mayor and Commissioners along with City directors will participate in a Next Steps Workshop led by the National Research Center (NRC) on Wednesday, June 12 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at City Hall. The workshop is to review and analyze the results of Paducah’s National Citizen Survey and will be led by NRC Vice President Michelle Miller Kobayashi.
 
According to the National Research Center, participation in the Next Steps Workshop allows community members to quickly analyze results, assess priorities, and determine next steps for action. After an introduction and overview of Paducah’s results, the workshop is divided into five activities: identification of key issues, assessment of external factors, identification of strategies for action, development of action plans, and the determination of an organizational planning model.
 
City Manager Jeff Pederson says, “I believe that conducting the citizen survey was the right thing to do. We need input from the citizens and should not be reliant only upon our own judgment of how well we are serving our residents and visitors. The Next Steps Workshop will help Paducah interpret the results by looking at national trends and typical responses for cities our size in our geographic location.” Pederson adds, “My goal is that at the end of the workshop we will understand our strengths and have an action plan to address the items that have opportunities for improvement.”
 
In February and March, the NRC mailed the National Citizen Survey to 1200 randomly selected households in Paducah. The City of Paducah had a return rate of 31% with the return of 344 surveys. In order to get an accurate return rate, the number of surveys mailed to empty apartments or vacant homes was subtracted from the initial value of 1200. The NRC expects a return rate of 25-40% for a statistically valid sample.
 
The City of Paducah contracted to utilize the National Citizen Survey to gather feedback from citizens about city services, civic participation, public trust, and various community topics. The data will assist in decision-making and serve as a management tool to improve performance. The multiple-choice survey is a standardized survey tool used by hundreds of cities. The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the NRC developed the survey. For more information about the citizen survey including survey methodology and the survey instrument, please visit www.paducahky.gov.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Pam Spencer

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

springhour

In Other News...

I-24 Traffic Backed Up From 46-65 MM Due to Crash, Snow Drifts

LYON COUNTY, Ky. (3/4/15) ― Due to multiple crashes and numerous slide offs, the traffic backup from a crash on I-24 in… Read More

LBL March Update for Openings and Events

KENTUCKY (3/4/15) — The predicted winter weather event due to hit our area mid-week, has prompted Land Between The… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 02, 2015 9568

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 03, 2015 5812

Three Arrested during Traffic Stop

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 05, 2015 4393

State of Emergency Declared for Hopkins County

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Leslie Curneal
March 05, 2015 4081

UPDATE: I-24 Open Between 50-45 MM

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Keith Todd
March 02, 2015 3768

HCSO, MPD Join to Bust Alleged Drug Trafficking…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
March 03, 2015 3673

Sacramento Man Charged with Rape, Sodomy

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

February 12, 2015

UPDATE: Name of Pennyrile Fatality Officially…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
February 16, 2015

UPDATE: State of Emergency Declared for Kentucky

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Stories Trending Today

March 05, 2015 4393

State of Emergency Declared for Hopkins County

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Leslie Curneal
March 05, 2015 4081

UPDATE: I-24 Open Between 50-45 MM

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Keith Todd
March 05, 2015 2505

Deep Snowfall Stalls Western Kentucky

in Top News For All Sites by SurfKY News
March 05, 2015 1811

Muhlenberg Issues State of Emergency Under…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
March 05, 2015 1329

Dyno Nobel Makes $1,600 Donation to Want Not…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 05, 2015 1302

Governor Declares State of Emergency

in Top News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
March 04, 2015 1125

I-24 Traffic Backed Up From 46-65 MM Due to…

in Local (Lakes) Top News by Keith Todd
March 05, 2015 989

KYDOT Believes as Many as 200 Vehicles Stuck on…

in General News For All Sites by Keith Todd
March 04, 2015 960

Gov. Beshear Warns Kentuckians to Prepare for…

in General News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
March 05, 2015 943

UPDATE - Lady Mustangs Trample Lady Tigers in…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster