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City Receives Voice of the People Award

The City of Highland Park was selected as a finalist for the 2017 Voice of the People (VOP) award for the City’s excellence in providing wellness and recreational opportunities as demonstrated by the City’s Bike-Walk 2030 Master Plan and the City’s dedication to community vibrancy through public art. National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) present the Voice of the People Awards jointly. Only those jurisdictions that received among the highest or most improved ratings on the National Citizen Survey in 2016 and illustrated actions taken to benefit their communities were selected as finalists or winners.

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.

 “We are proud to receive The Voice of the People Award recognizing the shared efforts and vision of our dedicated elected officials, staff, and residents,” stated Mayor Nancy Rotering. “We are thrilled to share our best practices in local government and to serve as a model for others.”

The Voice of the People Awards will be presented at the 103 Annual International City/County Management Association Conference (ICMA) on Monday, October 23. 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 and counties in using survey research to move communities forward.

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