Unsupported Browser

We've detected an older browser version that will not give you the best experience while using The Atlas. Please consider revisitng this site after downloading one of the alternatives below.


Middleton, WI, USA

Local Governments Helped

Purcellville, VA
Bar Harbor, ME
Bryan, TX

Challenges Addressed

Citizen Engagement
Essential Services
Digital Divide
Digital Government
Process Improvement


TechnologyTesting & AnalyticsOperationsPlanning

Typical Job Cost

$ (<50K)
Middleton, WI engages more diverse residents than ever before
Middleton, WI, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds
City Administrator
Resident Feedback Guides Bloomington to Address Budget Shortfall, Saving $390,000
Bloomington, MN, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds
Federal grants
Outreach and Engagement
98% Resident Satisfaction Amidst Rapid Population Growth in Gilbert, AZ
Gilbert, AZ, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds
Town Managers Office
Town Meeting Attendance Doubles in Ashland, MA
Ashland, MA, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds
Town Leadership
Billings Police Department Strengthens Community Trust Through Enhanced Outreach
Billings, MT, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds
The City of Billings, Montana
Resident Participation through Online Platform Informs Economic Redevelopment Plans in Two Rivers
Two Rivers, WI, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds
City Manager
Resident Feedback Guides Sioux Falls to Record-Breaking Economic Growth
Sioux Falls, SD, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds
City Leadership
Safer Holiday Celebrations Connect Residents and Support Local Business in Franklin, TN
Franklin, TN, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds
Downtown Franklin, The Heritage Foundation, Visit Franklin
Securing Representation in Citizen Engagement: From Town Halls to a Data-Driven Approach
Bar Harbor, ME, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds
Increasing Civic Engagement & Understanding of Citizen Opinions
Purcellville, VA, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds

Team Members

Matt Fulton
National Engagement Director
Angelica Wedell
Marketing Director
Julia Steege-Reimann
Marketing Specialist

About Polco

Polco/National Research Center’s (NRC) gold-standard suite of survey and civic engagement tools deliver insights you can rely on. Our team has decades of combined experience as government consultants and employees, survey researchers, data scientists, and communication experts. Across the nation, hundreds of local governments and other public sector entities have used our services to move their communities forward. We believe that smarter, more connected communities bring perspectives that inspire change.

Services Provided

Post: Pull from our library of scientific benchmarking surveys, work with our survey experts to craft something tailored, or publish your own.

Engage: Distribute your survey through your own communication channels, or have an expert survey scientist collect representative responses from your community. Whatever you choose, we’re here to help!

Discover: Move your community forward with action-ready data. Clear and understandable results are immediately available online, or contextualized in benchmarking reports.


1st, VETCON Pitch Competition
1st, Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce Pressure Chamber