City launches Community Needs Assessment survey
April 14, 2014 / For Immediate Release
AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The City of Airdrie is inviting all residents to make their voice heard in the Community Needs Assessment survey, available online at http://www.banister.ab.ca/2014CNA/. The survey, offered every three years, serves to identify strengths and areas of opportunity in the community, and the resulting assessment provides direction for future community planning and investment.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for residents to have a say in where we focus our spending in their community,” explains Clay Aragon, Social Planning Coordinator. “For example, the Community Needs Assessments from 2008 and 2011 clearly showed that residents were concerned about the effectiveness of our arenas, the splash park and arts and cultural facilities in Airdrie, just to name three. This was a driving force behind the $24 million invested in arena upgrades and the development of the Genesis Place twin arenas, $4.8 million invested in the Chinook Winds Regional Park to include a new skatepark and spray park, and $3.9 million invested to expand the Bert Church Theatre for performing arts.”
The information from these assessments is utilized by the Community Services Advisory Board, Council, and staff in determining future direction and planning, budgeting, as well as to provide insight for funding allocations. The information may also be utilized by community partners in planning for future programs and services.
Key areas of the survey include:
- community services
- community volunteerism
- arts, culture, recreation and sport facilities
- opportunities in Airdrie
- development or improvement funding
The survey is available online at http://www.banister.ab.ca/2014CNA/ until June 1. Residents are encouraged to complete the survey, which takes 20 to 25 minutes.
Tel: 403.948.8800 Ext. 8457