Morrisville Earns 2018 Voice of the People Award
National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) has announced Morrisville, NC Winner of the Voice of the People Award for Transformation in Community Engagement. This award is only given to top performing jurisdictions that best listen and act for the benefit of their communities. Based on responses from The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™), residents in our community reported the highest levels of improvement for this category compared with all other participating jurisdictions. Morrisville received the award at the 104th Annual ICMA conference in Baltimore, Maryland on September 24.
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.
The Voice of the People (VOP) Awards stand alone as the only award given in local government based on community opinion. The perspectives of the residents themselves determine nominees for the very best of Community Engagement, Safety, Mobility, Foundations of Livability, Recreation and Wellness, Education and Enrichment, Natural Environment, Built Environment and Economy. Of the communities that participated in The National Citizen Survey in 2017, winners and finalists for Transformation in these categories showed the greatest improvement in resident opinions from their last conducted iteration of the survey.
"Our informed and engaged citizens know what it takes to transform Morrisville into the best small town in America,” said Morrisville Mayor TJ Cawley. “We will continue to be intentional about listening to them and implementing their ideas so everyone in the greater Morrisville region will Live Connected, Live Well.”