Community Listening Survey/Feedback

Below you will find the same questions we ask participants to answer during our presentation and listening sessions with the community. Data Integrity is vital to accuracy of our reporting so if you start the survey, PLEASE be sure you finish answering the questions.  Thank you for sharing your story with us! 

A Somerset Community Foundation Initiative


Age (Data Demographics) *
Gender (Data Demographics) *
Where Do You Live? (Data Demographics) *
We realize that nothing is perfect but our focus is asset based. So we're looking for the "Best of the Best" -- things that make the Somerset area truly unique.
How did you come to live/work/play in Somerset? Was there a moment when someone made you feel truly welcome and connected to the community? Many of us have stories of experiences from living in the community--we're looking for that "defining moment" where you felt you belonged or that you felt connected to the community for the first time or that you knew you wanted to stay in the Somerset area. (i.e.: Perhaps a conversation you made with someone at the grocery store...or a teacher that went out of their way to help you with your child...or an event that made you feel truly welcome and part of the community...etc.)
COMMUNITY CHARACTERISTICS WE VALUE
Each Community Characteristic listed below has a checklist list of words that describe this type of community. Please select 3-5 words **TOTAL** from the nine sections below. You may leave a section blank if none of the words listed are in your top 3-5 word choices.
ORDER & STRUCTURE
Keeping your story in mind, please choose 1-2 words from the word-bank below that show what we're great at as a community. What community characteristics do you value?
COMPASSION FOR SELF & OTHERS
Keeping your story in mind, please choose 1-2 words from the word-bank below that show what we're great at as a community. What community characteristics do you value?
EXTERNAL LEARNING
Keeping your story in mind, please choose 1-2 words from the word-bank below that show what we're great at as a community. What community characteristics do you value?
INTERNAL LEARNING
Keeping your story in mind, please choose 1-2 words from the word-bank below that show what we're great at as a community. What community characteristics do you value?
KNOWLEDGE BASED
Keeping your story in mind, please choose 1-2 words from the word-bank below that show what we're great at as a community. What community characteristics do you value?
SUPPORT
Keeping your story in mind, please choose 1-2 words from the word-bank below that show what we're great at as a community. What community characteristics do you value?
LIVELY & ENERGETIC
Keeping your story in mind, please choose 1-2 words from the word-bank below that show what we're great at as a community. What community characteristics do you value?
POWER & ACTION
Keeping your story in mind, please choose 1-2 words from the word-bank below that show what we're great at as a community. What community characteristics do you value?
PEACE & STABILITY
Keeping your story in mind, please choose 1-2 words from the word-bank below that show what we're great at as a community. What community characteristics do you value?
I most value a community of...
Please pick the 2-3 community descriptions that you value most.
Please take just a moment to close your eyes and envision what Somerset looks like to you 5, 10, 15, 20 years down the road. What does the future Somerset community look like to you?
I want to join Rivers & Roads! Please contact me. (Optional)
I want to join Rivers & Roads! Please contact me. (Optional)
In providing my contact information I give permission for Rivers + Roads to contact me. I understand that I can define how much time I spend being involved and which "Kayak" group (see website) I want to help with.
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