Community Needs Assessment Survey now online

The City of Amsterdam released a survey yesterday for area residents to offer feedback on a variety of city-related topics. The survey consists of forty-seven questions regarding  issues such as public services, transportation, food, education, marketing, housing, revitalization, neighborhoods, downtown redevelopment, and public facilities. Participants can complete the survey online or download a printable form which can be mailed in.

According to a press release issued by Community and Economic Director Robert von Hasseln, the survey is part of an ongoing collaboration between the city and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The survey is a result of several CNA brainstorming and round-table events held earlier this year in which approximately one hundred community members representing all walks of life looked at Amsterdam’s strengths and weaknesses and developed potential courses of action.

The information gathered by the CNA process will be used to develop a two-year plan detailing how HUD (as well as other federal agencies) and the city can work to address various issues. According to von Hasseln, the information will also be used to revise the city’s comprehensive plan.

Click here to take the survey online

Click here to download the survey in PDF format

Written survey responses can be mailed to City Hall, ATTN: DCED, 61 Church Street, Amsterdam NY 12010. Responses will be accepted through August 9, 2015.

Tim Becker

Tim Becker is the owner of Anthem Websites Inc. which publishes The Compass. He serves as both editor and a writer.