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Polco

Middleton, WI, USA

Local Governments Helped

Purcellville, VA
Bar Harbor, ME
Bryan, TX

Challenges Addressed

Citizen Engagement
Transparency
Essential Services
Digital Divide
Digital Government
Process Improvement

Industries

TechnologyTesting & AnalyticsOperationsPlanning

Typical Job Cost

$ (<50K)
Indiana Surveys Older Adults to Understand Their Needs
Indiana, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds
State Unit on Aging
Survey of City Employees Gives Insight on Job Satisfaction Amid Great Resignation
Novi, MI, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds
City Manager
Resident Engagement Survey Leads City to Upgrade Water Infrastructure and Invest in Neighborhoods
Clive, IA 50325, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds
City of Clive, Iowa
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
Inclusive engagement helps Middleton reach more residents and make informed decisions
Middleton, WI, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds
City Administrator
Billings Police Department Strengthens Community Trust Through Enhanced Outreach
Billings, MT, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds
The City of Billings, Montana
Resident feedback guides Bloomington to address budget shortfall, saving $390,000
Bloomington, MN, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds
Federal grants
Community Services Director
Gilbert, AZ Involves Residents in Planning Efforts, Earns 98% Resident Satisfaction Rating
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
Resident feedback guides Sioux Falls to record-breaking economic growth
Sioux Falls, SD, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds
City Leadership
Hemet Allocates ARPA Funding, Addresses Homelessness Based on Community Input
Hemet, CA, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds
City Manager
Resident participation through online platform informs economic redevelopment plans in Two Rivers
Two Rivers, WI, USA
General Fund/Existing Public Funds
City Manager
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

Jessie O'Brien
Copywriter
Matt Fulton
National Engagement Director
Angelica Wedell
Marketing Director

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.

Awards

1st, VETCON Pitch Competition
(2017)
1st, Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce Pressure Chamber
(2016)