Scottsbluff to Participate in Nebraska “Community Strengths” Project
Community Asks Residents, Visitors to Complete Short Survey Online

Scottsbluff, NE — December 11, 2017 — The City of Scottsbluff will be participating in a statewide initiative designed to measure how well communities in Nebraska measure up in nine categories known to be important to individuals seeking out new places to live, work and raise their families.

Researchers at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are working with Hollman Media, LLC of Kearney to lead the project.  Scottsbluff is one of 26 communities participating across the state.

The project agreement does not require funding from the city - instead, the community is required to solicit a minimum number of survey responses from residents and visitors.  Data from Scottsbluff will then be compared to aggregate data from other communities taking part in the survey process.

“This isn’t a contest,” said Travis Hollman, president of Hollman Media. “Knowing what your community is doing well and not so well is valuable to the community’s strategic planning process.  This survey instrument is unique in that it is based on solid research and found that people want nine things in any community.  Some of those nine things surprised us, but they make up the nine things being measured in the participating communities.”

The City of Scottsbluff is asking residents and visitors to help meet its required quota by taking the survey on line at http://www.scottsbluff.org/.  Survey takers can click on the “Community Strengths Survey” link to start the survey.

The survey requires fewer than 5 minutes to complete and does not collect personally identifiable information.  The link will be active through February 1st and asks responders to rank availability of employment, amenities and education as well as affordability, friendliness and safety in Scottsbluff.