New Braunfels kicks off community survey with mailed invitations

The survey will gather responses to questions about quality of life, transportation, city services and more. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
The survey will gather responses to questions about quality of life, transportation, city services and more. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The survey will gather responses to questions about quality of life, transportation, city services and more. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

This week the city of New Braunfels mailed invitations to 6,000 randomly selected residents to participate in the New Braunfels Community Survey.

The survey is part of the National Community Survey, which is developed by the National Research Center at Polco and the International City/County Management Association. New Braunfels previously completed the survey in 2012, 2014, 2017 and 2019.

“Drawing on survey results from previous years helps the city create a trend line to track changing resident opinions over time,” said Jenna Vinson, director of communications and community engagement director for the city, in a press release. “Utilizing the National Research Center also allows for our community’s results to be benchmarked against other communities across the nation.”

The 6,000 residents who will receive mailed invitations were selected by The National Research Center at random from households within city limits and from each of the City Council districts, according to the release.

The survey will be open to all residents online beginning April 13 and will include questions about quality of life, livability, economic health, transportation, city services and more.


All survey responses are due April 27, and representatives from the NRC will give a presentation of the results to City Council this summer.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.