The city of Rio Rancho wants to hear from its citizens.

Beginning Wednesday and running through June 28, an open participation survey is available to all Rio Rancho citizens.

The City’s Citizen Survey has been conducted every two years since 2015. In order to conduct a scientifically valid survey, the city contracts services with the National Research Center by Polco. Results from the survey are benchmarked and measured alongside hundreds of municipalities throughout the country. The essential goal of the survey is to gauge what community members believe city government is doing well, what are some opportunities for improvement, and to receive feedback about what kinds of initiatives community members would support. The survey also helps with strategic planning, budgeting and to improve communications and engagement.

In May, the survey was randomly sent to 2,800 households throughout the city and distributed equally throughout all six council districts for statistical validity purposes. Citizens were given the option to complete the survey online by using a unique identifying code or by hand via a paper copy of the survey.

Now the survey is available for all citizens.

Survey results from the open participation survey are not factored into the results received from the mailed survey, but these results are used to gauge even more citizen opinions.

Survey results (both statistically valid and open) will be available in late summer/early fall on the city’s website.