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City wins prestigious Voice of the People Award

Post Date:10/31/2017


The National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) has announced the City of Pearland as the Winner of the Voice of the People Award for Transformation in Community Engagement. This award is only given to top performing jurisdictions that best listen and act for the benefit their communities. Based on responses from The National Citizen Survey (The NCS), residents in our community reported the highest levels of improvement for this category compared with all other participating jurisdictions.


The National Citizen Survey reports resident opinion 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 National Citizen Survey in 2016, winners and finalists for Transformation in these categories showed the greatest improvement in resident opinions from their last conducted iteration of the survey.

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

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