News Flash Home
The original item was published from 10/13/2015 4:38:00 PM to 11/1/2015 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash

Town News Items

Posted on: July 17, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Ashland Receives National Voice of the People Award

VOP-Winners-08.jpg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 15, 2015 – National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) is proud to announce Ashland winner of the Voice of the People Award for Transformation in Education and Enrichment. Only given to jurisdictions that best listen and act to improve their communities, this year’s award is most competitive. Based on responses from The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™), residents of Ashland report the highest levels of improvement with education and enrichment compared with all other participating jurisdictions.

The National Citizen Survey™ reports resident opinions and satisfaction with local government and services with a scientific, representative sample approach. Results are then used to inform budgeting, performance measurement and program planning.

The Voice of the People Awards stand alone as the only award given in local government based on community opinion. The perspectives of the residents themselves determine nominees for the very best of community engagement, safety, mobility, foundations of livability, recreation and wellness, education and enrichment, natural environment, built environment and economy. Of the communities that participated in the 2014 National Citizen Survey, winners for Transformation in these categories showed the greatest improvement in resident opinions from their last conducted NCS.

“This is a unique opportunity to see evidence of best practices quantified by survey results,” said NRC president Tom Miller, noting that awarding top jurisdictions can even benefit other communities. “Others can understand the successes of their colleagues and get to know what’s working best in America.”

Now running eight years, the Voice of the People Awards are presented by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and National Research Center, Inc. They will be given at the 101st annual ICMA conference in Seattle, WA, September 2015.

National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) is a leader in the field of public sector research and evaluation, with clients from across the country and around the globe. NRC’s team of social scientists support cities, counties, foundations and nonprofit organizations in using research to move their communities forward. Visit www.n-r-c.com to learn more about Voice of the People and National Research Center.

Additional Info...
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Town News Items

tax papers

APD Crime Prevention Tip: Tax Scams

Posted on: January 12, 2023
snow plow graphic

Name an Ashland Snowplow Contest

Posted on: January 6, 2023
Mayor

Letter from Mayor Trivett: Happy New Year!

Posted on: December 29, 2022
bills

Change to Tax Bill Due Date

Posted on: December 1, 2022
snow plow photo

Be Prepared: Winter Weather Tips

Posted on: November 30, 2022
outside of wagner jewelers

Business Spotlight: Wagner Jewellers

Posted on: November 10, 2022
bobbie carey

Welcome, Bobbie Carey!

Posted on: November 10, 2022
ribbon cutting

Free Wi-Fi Arrives in Downtown Ashland

Posted on: October 26, 2022
woman looking inside a box

Business Spotlight: RED VEIN Escape

Posted on: October 12, 2022
ITL Staff in their office

Business Spotlight: ITL Group

Posted on: September 29, 2022
president and ceo nancy walker

Business Spotlight: McKinney & Company

Posted on: September 14, 2022
koenig offices

Business Spotlight: Koenig Technology

Posted on: August 31, 2022
App Screenshot

Download the Town's New Mobile App

Posted on: August 11, 2022
Bautista family in their restaurant

Business Spotlight: Casa Herradura

Posted on: July 12, 2022
The Boulden family

Meet the Maker: Studley Farms

Posted on: June 1, 2022
fall line logo

The Fall Line Trail & Ashland

Posted on: May 12, 2022
phone

APD Crime Prevention Tip: Phone Scams

Posted on: April 25, 2022
We Think In Ink Sign and owner Chuck

Business Spotlight: We Think In Ink

Posted on: April 14, 2022
photo of Hanover Foils

Business Spotlight: Hanover Foils

Posted on: March 31, 2022
photo of women hiking

How well do you know Ashland's parks?

Posted on: March 29, 2022
photo of man knocking

APD Crime Prevention Tip: Solicitors

Posted on: March 29, 2022
Photo of Lorie Lower

Business Spotlight: Yoga on Center

Posted on: March 8, 2022
Photo of Community Meeting

Community Meetings Recap

Posted on: March 7, 2022
around the table-outside

Business Spotlight: Around The Table

Posted on: February 23, 2022
survey results graphic

And the Surveys Say...

Posted on: February 9, 2022
Talk of the Town

Introducing: "Talk of the Town"

Posted on: January 13, 2022