National Community/Citizen Survey

Before each City Council meeting, a Councilmember reads the City of Canandaigua's core values which include responsive, participatory governance. To this end, the City of Canandaigua engaged the National Research Center to conduct the National Community/Citizen Survey (NCS) in 2018 and again in 2022.

The NCS is a standard questionnaire administered in about 100 communities annually across the nation with benchmark data on over 600 jurisdictions and was developed to provide communities an accurate and easy way to assess and interpret resident opinion.